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Farm Workers & LatinX Immigrants in the United States



Women and Children in the Fields


women in grape fields weighing their full boxes.

"Women did much of the harvesting and packing of table grapes in California's central valley. The scales show a weight of approximately 26 pounds for a field-packed box of grapes. Paid piece rate--the faster you worked, the more you earned--with no toilets or drinking water provided."


children workers in the grape fields

"Children working with their parents to help support family, also harvested and packed grapes in the fields. Child labor during harvest time was the norm, not the exception."


Fight in the Fields

Cesar Chavez @The History Channel

headshot of a Young Cesar Chavez

Streaming Movies on or off CampusMOVIES about the Fight for Farmworkers @RCC