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Salas and Sanchez Leading March to Madison


30 marchers of Obreros Unidos (United Workers) march from Wautoma to Madison on Highway 21 to petition lawmakers to hold farms and food industry corporations accountable for better working conditions for migrant farm workers. Jesus Salas, in front leading the march, is holding a microphone. Next to him is Salvador Sanchez, also a march leader. Two men behind Salas carry images of Our Lady of Guadalupe. One man in glasses is carrying the National Farm Workers Association banner with the Aztec eagle symbol. To the right, a man is holding the American flag. With Father Garrigan, in the middle of the march, are two men holding signs that say "Juntarnos para ser reconocidos. Hablar para ser oidos. La raza tiene causa"/ "Join us to be recognized. Speak to be heard. The race has cause."

Salas y Sánchez guían la marcha hacia Madison

30 manifestantes de Obreros Unidos marchan desde Wautoma hacia Madison en la carretera Highway 21 para peticionar a los legisladores estatales que mantengan responsables a los agricultores y corporaciones en la industria de comida para el mejoramiento de las condiciones de los trabajadores agrícolas emigrantes. Jesús Salas, enfrente y guiando la marcha, está sosteniendo un micrófono. A su lado está Salvador Sánchez, también un líder de sindicato. Dos hombres detrás de Salas cargan imágenes de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe. Un hombre con anteojos está cargando el estandarte de National Farm Workers Association (NFWA) con el símbolo de una águila Azteca. A la derecha, un hombre está sosteniendo la banderea americana. Con el Padre Garrigan, en medio de la fila de marcha, están dos hombres con letreros que dicen, "Juntarnos para ser reconocidos. Hablar para ser oídos. La raza tiene causa." Esta fotografía es parte de la serie "Lucha por la Justicia" tomada por David Giffey, originario de Wisconsin, las imágenes muestran la lucha de los trabajadores agrícolas emigrantes incluyendo un esfuerzo independiente organizado en Wisconsin y el movimiento nacional del boicot de uvas empezado por Cesar Chávez de la unión de campesinos o United Farm Workers durante los años 1960 y 1970.

This photograph is a part of Wisconsin-native David Giffey's series "Struggle for Justice," images from the migrant farm worker struggle including an independent oganizing effort in Wisconsin and the nationwide grape boycott movement started by Cesar Chavez of United Farm Workers during the 1960s and 1970s.


Image ID: 92280

Creation Date: 1966-08-15 

Creator Name: Giffey, David

City: Wautoma

County: Waushara

State: Wisconsin

Collection Name: South Madison oral history project and migrant farmworker photographs, 1966-1971, 1999-2000

Genre: Photograph

Original Format Type: digital file

Original Format Number: 1114000069

Original Dimensions: 6051 X 8419 pixels


Information about Wisconsin migrant labor and grape boycotts from: Salas, Jesus and Giffey, David. "Lucha por la justicia: Movimiento de los trabajadores migrantes en Wisconsin = Struggle for Justice: The Migrant Farm Worker Labor Movement in Wisconsin." David Giffey, Photos by. Madison, Wis.: Wisconsin Labor History Society; 1998. 15 p. Wisconsin Labor History Website:





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