04 Aug Walking in the Footsteps of Giants, Pt. II
Me, standing amongst vineyards in Delano, CA
César Chavez’s tomb and a fountain commemorating the 5 martyrs of the farm workers movement.
As promised, here are some pictures from my trip to the César E. Chavez National Monument and Delano, CA. Enjoy!
The Forty Acres, Delano, CA
The Tomasa Zapata-Mireles Memorial Gas Station. Many rallies and meeting were held here by the NFWA
The shop at the gas station. Farm workers could stop by and get their cars tuned up for cheaper.
The fasting room at the gas station. Here, Chavez fasted during 1968 to show his strong belief in non-violence.
UFWA sign at the gas station
Helen Chavez, Robert Kennedy, and César Chavez in 1968. Kennedy flew in to show support to Chavez and his movement and helped him break his 25 day fast.
Meeting room at the gas station
Agbayani Village on The Forty Acres
Cafeteria at Agbayani Village
The fasting room in the Agbayani Village where Chavez remained during his 1988 fast. The photos of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. serve to remind us of their influence on Chavez and of his commitment to non-violence.
Flags at CECH
Statue of La Virgen de Guadalupe, AKA, mi tocaya!
A UFW variety of roses adorns the Memorial Garden.
On display at the CECH Visitor’s Center
Photo as part of the pictorial exhibit at the CECH
Palabras de un gran hombre!
Photo of César Chavez holding up an NFWA huelga sign.
Desert landscape near the Memorial Garden, to represent Chavez’s origins in Yuma, AZ.
The Christian cross, Jewish Star of David, and Cresent and star of Islam sit atop a rock formation. Chavez, a devout Catholic, believed that everyone had their own spiritual beliefs.
Peace pole on the grounds of La Paz
View of the Tehachapi Mountains from La Paz
Sunsets in La Paz. Keene, CA