Protest For Legislature To Improve Conditions (For Migrant Farm Workers) Digital History ID 2717
Credit: Denver Public Library, Western History Collection
Media type: photograph
Annotation: Fighting for improved living conditions for migrant workers, this 1969 protest was held at the Capitol Building in Denver, Colorado. The poster present in the photo reads, “Denver Witnesses for Human Dignity,” while the flag held by the priest says, “Huelga U. F. W. O. C. AFL-CIO Delano.” Huelga means “strike” and UFW AFL-CIO stands for the United Farmworkers Union--American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organization. The UFW was a union that successfully defended the rights of migrant workers. After an ongoing boycott of table grapes, the farmworkers won improved living conditions for migrant workers when the Delano, California grape growers signed historic contracts with the UFWOC.
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