Senator Kennedy, Cesar Chavez, Delano discussed on Radio Specials


So there was a rally. I think it was March nineteen sixty eight in a park in Delano at the end of say SARS fast. And there were a good several thousand people there and. Robert Kennedy had flown in to celebrate the end of Chavez's fast. And it was just a week later announced. He was running for the democratic nomination for president he'd become your friend. He was the unions friend. Oh, yes. We we actually knew this Senator before the fast, and he had already done some work for us. Raise money to for one of our clinics, and he had been out. Actually, he was in Delano before. We started the pilgrimage. He been loaded actually a couple of days before to do a hearing, and this, oh, he had already been very fun. Just impact the police tried to stop the pilgrimage, which is ridiculous. They went in. They were actually had when the pilgrimage started. There was a whole line of police in front of the marches incentive. Kennedy had to call the police in essence, what did he think he was doing stuff this pilgrimage? It was ridiculous. But but he had been very close to us. And of course, we all work, very hard. We were doing the campaign for him in Los Angeles. And he's Los Angeles in south central sensuous getting people to vote for Senator Kennedy. So he had been a very good friend from the very beginning by movement, and you were on the stage standing right beside him the night of his winning the California Democratic presidential priming. Of course, that was the unforgettable evening when he was shot. Well, it was it was a huge loss for every put the world have not just for the farmer could move, but for everybody because we know that history in United States would be very different teddy not been assassinated. But we were right in the middle of. The great boycott during that time. And so we just had to keep moving forward and keep working. It was it was a great loss. More from Dolores Huerta, and our other guests when we continue on this special edition of peace talks radio the nonviolent path of Cesar Chavez back in a moment..

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