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Cesar Chavez Organizes Agricultural Workers


Photo of young Mexican women carrot workers

Cesar Chavez struggled to improve the working conditions of farmworkers, such as these young female carrot pickers.

CREDIT: Lee, Russell. "Mexican girl carrot worker, Edinburg, Texas." February 1939. America from the Great Depression to World War II: Black-and-White Photographs from the FSA-OWI, 1935-1945, Library of Congress.

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