Statesman: Remembering farmworkers march 50 years later

The civil rights movement included many significant events, but here’s one that changed Texas history.

“In the summer of 1966, 13-year-old Herminia Treviño Ramirez learned that her father was embarking on a journey that had the potential to change lives. He’d be joining other Texas agricultural laborers on a march from the Rio Grande Valley to Austin to demand better wages, her parents explained.

“I’m going, too!” Treviño Ramirez announced. “I’m going to do it for you, for us, and for my kids,” she said. Her words sounded like something her father often told them in Spanish — seeking justice, he’d say, was not only for them but for future generations.”


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