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Cesar Chavez, farmworkers Labor Day march 50 years ago changed political landscape for Texas Latinos

Fifty years ago on Labor Day in Austin, a 21-year-old radio reporter  walked alongside Cesar Chavez as the activist marched with farmworkers and labor leaders to the Texas capitol building to highlight the plight of agricultural workers in the Rio Grande Valley. Phil Oakley interviewed Chavez and others during the march, also taking photographs that have never been published.

Click to link to view/hear his account of some of the events of that day in words, photos and audio clips: