When I first heard of Cesar Chavez I was in Mississippi as a civil rights worker. In 1965 our office received the first copy of El Malcriado I had ever see. There was a conference where a young black minister showed up who was working with the Mississippi Freedom Labor Union, which was trying to organize black farm laborers in that state. I told him what I had read. He had never heard of the United Farm Workers before. I was so happy that Cesar Chavez had started a movement among the Mexican American farm workers that could connect with the black farm workers of the South.