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Thursday, September 8, 2022

The famous Delano Grape Strike began on Sept. 8, 1965. Most probably don’t know that the organizers were Filipino American labor leaders Larry Itliong and Philip Vera Cruz of the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee.

  • Zinn Education Project article Sept. 8, 1965: Delano Grape Strike Began
  • The Delano Manongs. The Delano Manongs tells the Filipino-American story of farm labor organizer Larry Itliong and a group of Filipino farm workers who started one of the American farm labor movement’s finest hours – The Delano Grape Strike of 1965 that brought about the creation of the United Farm Workers Union (UFW).