Cesar Chavez

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"First grape strike picket line in Washington, DC"

First grape strike picket line in Washington, DC

: 1965: Esteban Torres (then with the UAW, later a Congressman from East L.A) called me up and told me about the picket line at a grocery right in downtown Washington, DC. When I got there, there were also a lot of brothers from the American GI Forum. We kept that going for, i don’t remember how long. As the boycott picked up, I would join lines at various stores around town.
Jim Williams
Tacoma, WA