Cesar Chavez

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"Spreading the word: "Don't Buy Grapes"."

Spreading the word:

During the UFW Grape Boycott, I was teaching “Consumer Education” for the Reverend Leon Sullivan’s O. I. C. (Opportunities Industrialization Center), a job training program, at that worthy organization’s national headquarters in Philadelphia, PA.  I put a grape boycott poster on the wall of my classroom, and I spent a little time explaining the reasons for the boycott to each of my classes and encouraged the students not to buy any grapes until after the boycott.  Of course, I also went without buying grapes, myself (later on doing without lettuce, for the same reason).