César Chávez Special

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KQED News special featuring an in-depth studio interview with César Chávez, from October 12th 1972. Includes scenes of Chávez explaining his personal history and philosophy, describing the inception and early development of the United Farm Workers (UFW) union and outlining the movement's aims and goals. He explains that: "I had a dream that … what made them [the growers] truly powerful was that we [the farm workers] were weak. And if we could somehow begin to develop some strength among ourselves ... I felt somehow we could begin … balancing that power in agriculture." He also reflects on how: "We're up against an employer community, with the growers, that is living at least 100 years behind the times." Ends with brief views of a UFW meeting and picketing.

Type of material
archival news film
Duration
10:25
16mm b&w/color co-magnetic sound film
Rights for this video belong to
NCPB/KQED
Date aired
10/12/72
Originally aired on
KQED
Identifier
KQN 1640
Views
5378

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