Kennedy and Chavez first met in LA in 1959 when Chavez was organizing urban Mexican workers and working to register voters. It was not until 1966 that they formed their friendship, when Kennedy came to California to investigate the conditions of farm laborers, whom Chavez was organizing as part of the National Farm Workers Association, later to become the United Farm Workers union. Kennedy went out on a political limb, offering his whole-hearted support for legislation to gain economic and political rights for migrant farm workers.



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  • Title: One Night in America: Robert Kennedy, Cesar Chavez, and the Dream of Dignity
  • Author: Steven W. Bender
  • Published: 2008
  • ISBN: 1594514291
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