See historical photographs of César Chávez from the UC Merced library
Last Friday, UCOP marked César Chávez Day by closing all its offices. This federal holiday marks the birth and legacy of Chávez, a civil rights and labor movement activist who brought national attention to the plight of agricultural workers in the 1960s and 1970s.
A new photography collection — which is available for free, public consumption through the UC Merced Library — includes a rich collection of images of Chávez and the Central Valley. The collection comprises more than 2,700 digital images and roughly 5,000 additional film negatives, shedding light on the communities migrant workers built and lived in.
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