Button, "Boycott Grapes," 1966-1970

Summary

In September 1965, Filipino members of the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee refused to pick grapes in Delano, California. Strike leaders sought solidarity with Cesar Chavez's Latino/a National Farm Workers Association. They formed the United Farm Workers and organized a consumer boycott of grapes in 1966. The non-violent strike and boycott lasted until 1970 when grape growers signed union contracts granting workers better pay and benefits.

In September 1965, Filipino members of the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee refused to pick grapes in Delano, California. Strike leaders sought solidarity with Cesar Chavez's Latino/a National Farm Workers Association. They formed the United Farm Workers and organized a consumer boycott of grapes in 1966. The non-violent strike and boycott lasted until 1970 when grape growers signed union contracts granting workers better pay and benefits.

Artifact

Button (Information artifact)

Date Made

1966-1970

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2004.84.27

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Donated by Laura A. Young in Memory of Kathryn Emerson-Buntin.

Material

Metal

Color

Black (Color)
White (Color)
Red

Dimensions

Diameter: 2.25 in

Depth: .25 in

Inscriptions

button front: BOYCOTT / GRAPES

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