Today in History: Mexican Americans & United Farm Workers of America

Today in History–August 22–the Library of Congress features the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee (UFWOC), later renamed the United Farm Workers of America (UFW), which was formed on this day in 1966. Under the leadership of founders Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta, the UFW won many concessions for disenfranchised  Mexican-American farmworkers. Find out more by reading the Today in History section, then clicking the links below.

Cesar Chavez stories from America’s Library

Celebrating Cesar Chavez: Primary Sources on Farm Workers’ Living and Working Conditions Teaching with the Library of Congress blog March 30, 2015

Cesar Chavez plaza sculptures Sacramento, CA

Cesar Chavez Bridge Los Angeles, CA

Oral histories mentioning Cesar Chavez

U.S. legislation related to Cesar Chavez

The fight in the fields : Cesar Chàvez and the Farmworkers’ Struggle (electronic resource)

Learning from the Source: Cesar Chavez & Good Citizenship lesson plan

Celebrating “One Life: Dolores Huerta” streaming webcast

Interview with Dolores Huerta Los Angeles Times August 30, 2017

Citizen U Webinar: Teaching About Dolores Huerta & the United Farm Workers

Citizen U Dolores Huerta lesson plans elementary, middle, high school