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Grape Strike / California #445653

NBC Evening News for Monday, May 19, 1969
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(Studio) Striking California grape workers protest use of Mexican workers.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(Calexico, California) Mexicans cross border and work cheap. United Farm Workers want to keep "green carders" out of grape fields. Southern Christian Leadership Conference leader Reverend Ralph Abernathy marches with them 45 minutes.
REPORTER: Don Oliver

(Heber, California) Grape growers claim strikers militants who representative few of workers. Marches and rallies peaceful.
REPORTER: Don Oliver

(Calexico, California) 500 sing and protest near border Sunday Hoped Mexican labor union members would cross border and protest, but Mexican government discouraged crossing. Strike leader Cesar Chavez and Senator Edward Kennedy there. [KENNEDY - tells crowd how brother Robert walked with them and called Chavez his brother Speaks in Spanish.] Sale of grapes not affected by strike.
REPORTER: Don Oliver

Huntley, Chet;
Oliver, Don

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