Texas Observer: Hundreds Gather to Remember the 1966 Texas Farmworkers’ March

Via the Texas Observer

The 491-mile walk led to the first statewide minimum wage and effectively launched the farmworkers’ movement in Texas.

The September 2016, 1966 cover of the Observer, featuring labor marchers at the state Capitol.

The September 2016, 1966 cover of the Observer, featuring labor marchers at the state Capitol.

Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in Austin Sunday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1966 farmworkers’ march from the Rio Grande Valley to the Capitol — an event that led to the first statewide minimum wage and effectively launched the farmworkers’ movement in Texas.

“It was the spark that initiated the Chicano movement here in the state of Texas,” said Rebecca Flores, former director of Texas United Farm Workers, “and I don’t want it forgotten.”

Read more here:  https://www.texasobserver.org/la-marcha-remembered-austin/

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