Investigations

Cesar Chavez Banner

The Case:

A San Francisco woman has heard about a beautiful old banner owned by a local archive that, rumor has it, was carried at the head of the famous Delano Grape Boycott march led by Cesar Chavez in 1966.

The banner features a painted Virgin of Guadalupe and a Union of Farm Workers Eagle, but its original ownership is a mystery.

The contributor wants to know what role this banner may have played in Chavez' campaign to pursue better living conditions and rights for Mexican-American farm workers.

History Detectives travels to the West Coast to investigate the importance of art in one of the most famous civil rights campaigns in U.S. history

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Aired:
Season 2, Episode 9

Detective:
Gwen Wright Location:
San Francisco, California

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