Dolores Huerta, an organizing legend who co-founded the United
Farm Workers with Cesar Chavez, was a Girl Scout growing up in
Stockton. She took seriously the idea that people should help one
another and try to make things better. Something that
particularly angered her was police officers stopping her and her
Latino friends — but not the white people they knew — on their
way home from a basketball or football game.
Writer, photographer and veteran UFW union organizer David Bacon
frequently refers to “people who travel with the crops,”
agricultural workers who move from place to place to cultivate
and harvest California’s fields. They are the subject of his
newest work of photojournalism, In the Fields of the North/En los
campos del norte. Bacon is a frequent contributor to California
Teacher. Below are excerpts from an interview with Capitol &
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