Green illustration of grapes with a red circle and line through the center on a white background
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This button is most likely pertaining to the Delano Grape Strike of 1965 in California, a protest that occurred specifically among the Filipino and Latino farm worker communities. Hoping to obtain higher wages and safer working conditions, members of the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee and the National Farm Workers Association joined together to lead workers towards the movement for overall better working environments. Protesters were supported and joined by such leaders as Cesar Chavez and U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy, as well as by students and civil rights groups, in a peaceful 300-mile march from Delano to Sacramento. The momentum behind the movement launched a boycott on table grapes until 1970 when table grape growers signed the first union contracts. This led to the eventual dissolution of the "divide and rule" mentality of growers over workers.
Querol Moreno, Cherie M. (2015, October 6). Remembering the Delano grape strike. Retrieved from http://www.delanograpestrike.org/