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Texas Farm and Workers

Presented by La Peña at Congress Avenue, Austin TX

Sep 11 - 12 2016
Texas Farm and Workers

50th Anniversary Celebration to Commemorate

1966 Starr County Farm Workers Strike

Let us honor the Starr County farm workers who led a strike in the melon fields in the summer of 1966, and then marched 400 miles beginning on July 4 from the Valley to Austin, Texas, arriving at the Capitol on Labor Day 1966. When they arrived, 10,000 people joined the last 4 miles from St Edward’s University to the Capitol. During the next year as their strike continued, they were brutally attacked by the Texas

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South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78703

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