Click this link to view the video: Voices of the Farmworkers, 1975-2013
Video By Raquel Marquez
Voices of the Farmworkers, 1975-2013, a documentary dedicated to all the farm workers who harvested and continue to harvest the fields in the state of Texas.
On Jan 31, 2020, Texas Historical Commission installed a marker in Rio Grande City, Texas recognizing the untold history of the 1966 Starr County farm worker melon strike and march to Austin to raise worker wages and tell about the abuse suffered at the hands of Los Rinches, law enforcement, the growers, and the powers-that-be in that county. The strike by these unassuming workers was the spark that began the Chicano movement in Texas. In this photo from L to R are: Daria Vera, Sec-Trea of Local 2, St Rep Ryan Guillen, Arturo S. Rodriguez, 2d Pres of UFW, Rio Grande City Mayor Villarreal, and in the wheel chair, Librado de la Cruz, arrested 7 times during that strike by local law enforcement.
Via Rebecca Flores