Chowchilla to Merced, March 29

Chowchilla to Merced, March 29

Two men wearing hats march while, in the background, children on the sidewalk watch the marchers pass by during the march to Sacramento. Chowchilla, California, 1966, Photo by John Kouns.

The marchers drove back to Chowchilla in the morning where around 30 farmworkers from nearby cities joined the march to Merced. The pilgrims had dinner at Club Mercedes before attending a performance of Teatro Campesino at the Strand Theater. It was a treat for the performers, and the audience, to be able to gather in a theatre. “Many of the nightly rallies were outdoors in whatever weather was upon us,” said El Teatro Campesino co-founder Luis Valdez in an email talking about their performances during the march to Sacramento. (Go to Day 14)


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