California Foodways Podcast
The Forgotten Filipino Pioneers of the Delano Grape Strike

At the beginning of September in 1965, one of the most significant movements in modern day labor history — the Farmworker Movement — began in California’s Central Valley. You’ve probably heard of the United Farm Workers and know the name Cesar Chavez, but before he became the embodiment of the strike and international boycott, a small group of Filipino farmworkers walked off the fields. Now people in the small town of Delano and across California are determined to share this rarely-told history.

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