The Crusades of Cesar Chavez (95 page)

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At the funeral of Rufino Contreras, a twenty-eight-year-old farmworker shot on February 10, 1979, during the lettuce strike; left to right, Governor Jerry Brown, Cesar, Helen, Richard Chavez, Dolores Huerta, Lupe Murguia, and Gilbert Padilla. (© Cathy Murphy 1979)


Chavez marches for the renewed grape boycott in 1987. (Walter P. Reuther Library, Wayne State University)


Three of Ethel and Robert Kennedy’s children visit Chavez on August 4, 1988, during his last and longest fast. (Walter P. Reuther Library, Wayne State University)


Family and friends stand guard during the all-night vigil on April 28, 1993, as Cesar Chavez lay in a pine coffin built by his brother Richard. (© Cathy Murphy 1993)

A Note on the Author


Miriam Pawel
is the author of
The Union of Their Dreams
, widely acclaimed as the most nuanced history of Cesar Chavez’s movement. She is a Pulitzer Prize–winning editor who spent twenty-five years working for
and the
Los Angeles Times
. In 2013,
she was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship. She lives in Southern California.

By the Same Author


The Union of Their Dreams: Power, Hope, and Struggle in Cesar Chavez’s Farm Worker Movement

Copyright © 2014 by Miriam Pawel

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eISBN: 978-1-60819-714-9


First U.S. edition 2014

Electronic edition published in March 2014


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