Turlock to Modesto, April 1

Turlock to Modesto, April 1

Roberto Bustos talks to three police officers during the march to Sacramento. Modesto, California, April 1, 1966. Photo by John Kouns.

 

In Modesto, a farmworker rally was moved to Cannery Workers’ Hall after officials denied permission at Graceada Park Amphitheater. Over 400 attended. In Boston, a “Boston Grape Party” symbolically threw grapes into Boston Harbor, near the site of the 1773 Boston Tea Party, to support farmworkers on the other coast. (Go to Day 17)

Roberto Bustos blowing a whistle during the march to Sacramento, Modesto, 1966

Roberto Bustos blows a whistle during the march to Sacramento. Four people walk behind him carrying the Mexican and the American flags and a banner that reads, “Huelga”. Modesto, California, April 1, 1966. Photo by John Kouns.

Carolina Franco holds a candle at a rally, Modesto, 1966

Carolina Franco holds a candle at a rally during the march to Sacramento. She is wearing a large hat, and a crucifix and rosary hang from her neck. Modesto, California, April 1, 1966. Photo by John Kouns.

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