Breaking Barriers: United Farm Workers
This collection brings together EDSITEment and Smithsonian resources to support the initial research into a project for National History Day 2020, "Breaking Barriers in History."
These resources - including photographs, objects, portraits, lesson plans, and articles - explore how the United Farm Workers, and leaders Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta, and Larry Itliong, organized for worker and civil rights during the 1960s and 70s. Resources address how groups and individuals sought to bring attention to the mistreatment of farmers--particularly Chicano and Philipino workers--the barriers they sought to break, and the reforms they fought to establish through artistic expression, as well as organized boycotts and strikes. The second tile of this collection contains questions to help with the analysis of photograph, document, artwork, portrait, and object resources.
By no means is this collection comprehensive; instead, it provides a launching point for further research.
This collection was created in collaboration with Tess Porter, Digital Content Producer at the Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access.
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