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Cesar Chavez Day

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Location:

Palo Alto, CA

Description:

We celebrate the legacy of American labor leader and civil rights activist Cesar Chavez (1927-1993) with a collection of interviews, speeches, and remembrances.

Language:

English


Episodes

Chavez: 'A Revolution of Mind and Heart'

3/30/2016
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A recording of Cesar Chavez's speech following the victory of the Delano Grape Strike in 1960. (Freedom Archives)

Duration: 00:05:00


Cesar Chavez, Crusader and Activist

3/30/2016
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Cesar Chavez rose from migrant worker to national icon, becoming one of the 20th century's most charismatic leaders. He founded a labor union, launched a movement, and inspired a generation, and two decades after his death, Chavez remains the most significant Latino leader in U.S. history. Miriam Pawel discusses his life and political career in The Crusades of Cesar Chavez: A Biography. (Leonard Lopate, WNYC, 3/30/2015)

Duration: 00:05:00


A Historical Tour of Delano, CA

3/30/2016
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"Delano, California, is still surrounded by vineyards, but a lot has changed since the days of Cesar Chavez." (The World, PRI, 3/28/2014)

Duration: 00:05:00


Cesar's Last Fast

3/30/2016
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A radio/TV special following the life of Chavez, featuring an interview with Richard Ray Perez, director of the documentary "Cesar's Last Fast," which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival. (Democracy Now, 1/23/2014)

Duration: 00:30:00