Cesar Chavez

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"Mom. why can't we buy grapes?"

Mom. why can't we buy grapes?

I tried to support the boycotts that the Caesar Chavez called for.  My children, as children do, tended to whine about not having grapes to eat.  I explained that as long as the children of farmworkers didn’t have all they needed, we wouldn’t have grapes.  They didn’t complain about the lettuce.  However, it was something I really missed.  I admired Chavez along with El Teatro Campasino. One day, I was driving home and saw him walking down Pacific Coast Highway near my home with a few of his followers.  It was a thrill for me.  It made him real and not just a photograph in the newspaper.
Rosemary Stevens