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La Causa: The California Grape Strike

Over 50 years ago, California’s great grape strike began seeing low-paid Mexican and Filipino workers join forces to fight for their rights leading to a protest that would become a watershed moment for the American labor movement

Paul Fusco

Paul Fusco California Grape Strike. Cesar Chavez. California, USA. 1966. © Paul Fusco | Magnum Photos
Paul Fusco Picketing on the outer edge of a farm. The car used to belong to Cesar Chavez, who used it to organize migrant laborers for 15 years. Imperial Valley, California, USA. 1968. © Paul Fusco | Magnum Photos
Paul Fusco California Grape Strike. When a husband and wife came to work in the vines, they brought their families with them. California, USA. 1968. © Paul Fusco | Magnum Photos
Paul Fusco California Grape Strike. Camp for single men in the Coachella Valley. California, USA. 1968. © Paul Fusco | Magnum Photos
Paul Fusco | USA. California. 1968. California Grape Strike. California Grape Strike. Planting seeds. USA. California. 1968. © Paul Fusco | Magnum Photos
Paul Fusco Kids in back of car during the California Grape Strike. USA. California. 1968. © Paul Fusco | Magnum Photos
Paul Fusco Silver dollar cafe, California Grape Strike. California, USA. 1968. © Paul Fusco | Magnum Photos
Paul Fusco Dried grape vines, California Grape Strike. California, USA. 1968. © Paul Fusco | Magnum Photos
Paul Fusco Farm workers carrying grapes during California Grape Strike. California, USA. 1968. © Paul Fusco | Magnum Photos
Paul Fusco In an office during the California Grape Strike. California, USA. 1968. © Paul Fusco | Magnum Photos
Paul Fusco Room with adults and children during the California Grape Strike. California, USA. 1968. © Paul Fusco | Magnum Photos
Paul Fusco Woman holding child's foot. California Grape Strike. California, USA. 1968. © Paul Fusco | Magnum Photos