50 Years Later, Protesters in Texas Reenact a Farmworker Strike That Is Scarcely Mentioned in History Books

Leanos Jr., Reynaldo
Date Written:  2016-10-02
Publisher:  Global Voices
Year Published:  2016
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX19954

In the summer of 1966, hundreds of farm workers in Texas marched from Rio Grande City to Austin -- almost 500 miles over 90 days -- to demand change. They weren’t asking for anything fancy. They wanted better wages, restrooms and uncontaminated water for the people cultivating and picking melons and other crops. Now 50 years later, more than 100 people -- some who were at the original strike in Starr County -- are are marching again.

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