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Posted: August 16 2016


Photo by John Burnett for NPR

How far have workers in the Rio Grande Valley come since Cesar Chavez joined them on a march to the state capital in Austin during their 1966 strike for higher wages and better working conditions? God Bless NPR for taking a look.

"I've seen that watermelon has no friends."
-Justino DeLeon, a 58-year-old farmworker who retired after falling off a truck and injuring his arm