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Rio Grande City commemorates 1966 Farm Worker’s strike

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

UFW 50th Anniversary in San Antonio (Photos by Alan Pogue)

UFW 50th Anniversary in San Antonio (Photos by Alan Pogue)

Photos of 50th Anniversary celebration in San Antonio (2016)

50th Anniversary of Starr County Farm Workers March & Strike
September 5, 2016 – Labor Day
San Antonio, Texas

Photos, media from the 50th anniversary kickoff event in Rio Grande City, Texas

These photographs are from the 50th anniversary of the 1966 United Farm Worker Rio Grande City Strike and March to Austin, Texas.   This historic event took place in Rio Grande City, Texas.

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Photo credits:  Alan Pogue