So You’ve Learned About Cesar Chavez, But Have You Learned About Larry Itliong?
On Friday, October 18th, I checked the New York Times and surprisingly found an article highlighting the contributions of Filipino Americans leaders like Larry Itliong alongside Cesar Chavez and Chicanos during the United Farm Workers struggle for workers’ rights in the larger Civil Rights Movement. Â Can you say Brown and Yellow solidarity?
“Mr. Itliong was a baby in 1965, the year his father and 1,000 field laborers â€” the first wave of Filipinos to the United States, known as manongs â€” began the grape strike that set the stage for the boycott that would lead Cesar Chavez and thousands of farmworker families to create the nationâ€™s pioneering agricultural labor union, the United Farm Workers.”–NY TIMES