AN Organizer's Tale: Speeches

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The first major collection of writings by civil rights leader Cesar Chavez

One of the most important civil rights leaders in American history, Cesar Chavez was a firm believer in the principles of nonviolence, and he effectively employed peaceful tactics to further his cause. Through his efforts, he helped achieve dignity, fair wages, benefits, and humane working conditions for hundreds of thousands of farm workers. This extensive collection of Chavez's speeches and writings ...

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Overview

The first major collection of writings by civil rights leader Cesar Chavez

One of the most important civil rights leaders in American history, Cesar Chavez was a firm believer in the principles of nonviolence, and he effectively employed peaceful tactics to further his cause. Through his efforts, he helped achieve dignity, fair wages, benefits, and humane working conditions for hundreds of thousands of farm workers. This extensive collection of Chavez's speeches and writings chronicles his progression and development as a leader, and includes previously unpublished material. From speeches to spread the word of the Delano Grape Strike to testimony before the House of Representatives about the hazards of pesticides, Chavez communicated in clear, direct language and motivated people everywhere with an unflagging commitment to his ideals.

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What People Are Saying

Robert F. Kennedy
[Cesar Chavez is] one of the heroic figures of our time.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780143105268
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/29/2008
  • Series: Penguin Classics Series
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 711,047
  • Product dimensions: 5.08 (w) x 7.76 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Meet the Author

Ilan Stavans is Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College and the author or editor of numerous books.
Ilan Stavans is Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College and the author or editor of numerous books.

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Table of Contents

Introduction Ilan Stavans Stavans, Ilan

We Shall Overcome 1

On the NFWA 3

A Penitential Procession 10

The Plan of Delano 12

An Organizer's Tale 16

Recapping the Mission 27

Marcher 40

An Age of Miracles 42

Chicanos and the Church 46

After the Fast 47

Before the Senate Committee on Labor and Public Welfare 49

Good Friday Letter 60

Creative Nonviolence 64

Before the House of Representatives 65

The Union and the Strike 75

Sharing the Wealth 77

No More Cathedrals 84

At Harvard 88

Jesus's Friendship 93

An Assortment of Responses 97

Forty Acres 102

Twenty Days in Jail 106

Nothing Has Changed 109

At Riverside Church 112

At Exposition Park 119

On Money 122

Why Delano 132

To Be a Man Is to Suffer for Others 134

Do We Exist? 136

Regaining the Strength 139

Nan Freeman 141

Juan de la Cruz 142

In Coachella 144

After a Bus Accident 146

Before the Automobile Workers 149

Martin Luther King Jr. I 159

Martin Luther King Jr. II 162

Rufino Contreras 167

What Is Democracy? 169

Rene Lopez 175

Before the 7th UFWA Constitutional Convention 178

At the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco 184

Wrath of Grapes 193

At Pacific Lutheran University 198

On Public Schools 211

Sal Si Puedes 213

Juana Estrada Chavez 220

Fred Ross 225

Aphorisms 235

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