Don Edwards Literary Memorial

February 13, 2010

A Jon Lewis Photo Exhibit: “1966: Cesar Chavez and his NFWA” – Photo #18

El Teatro Campesino Performs During March To Sacramento

El Teatro Campesino, the brainchild of Luis Valdez and Agustin Lira, played a critical role in the March to Sacramento. At the evening rally after the day’s march, El Teatro sang farmworker movement songs and performed “actos” depicting the struggle of farmworkers with growers, labor contractors and the local police. The audience applauded enthusiastically and roared approval in support of the performance. Then Luis Valdez declaimed “Plan of Delano” – the revolutionary theme of the march – and introduced Cesar Chavez, the main event.

Filed under: JON LEWIS PHOTO EXHIBIT — LeRoy @ 2:30 am

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