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Moyers & Company [electronic resource]: Fighting for Farmworkers

Public Affairs Television (Firm)
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Despite miracles of agricultural progress and innovation over the decades, the harsh lives and working conditions of migrant laborers have changed very little. Their cause has been championed in the past by Edward R. Murrow, Cesar Chavez, and the United Farm Workers, but that list is incomplete without Baldemar Velásquez. Velásquez was among hundreds of thousands of children who joined their migrant parents working long hours in the fields. Shaped by that early experience, Velásquez founded the influential Farm Labor Organizing Committee. In this edition of Moyers & Company, Velásquez, a MacArthur Fellow, joins Bill to talk about the ongoing David versus Goliath struggles to ensure fairness for American farmworkers.
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43 min.
9 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on August 19, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Fighting for Farmworkers
  • Harvest of Shame (1:04)
  • Farm Labor Organizing Committee (2:50)
  • Baldemar Velasquez's Childhood (3:40)
  • Decision to Act (2:37)
  • Civil Rights Movement (2:27)
  • Reconciliation (3:52)
  • Creating Change (1:33)
  • R.J. Reynolds Campaign (4:04)
  • R.J. Reynolds Supply Chain (3:19)
  • North American Free Trade Agreement (2:54)
  • Marginalized Democracy (2:50)
  • What is Next? (3:13)
  • Velasquez meets Martin Luther King Jr. (2:25)
  • Moyers Concluding Comments (2:08)
  • Credits & Sponsors: Moyers & Company: Fighting for Farmworkers (1:54)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c2013.
Recording Info
Broadcast date: July 19, 2013.
Publisher no.
55218 Films Media Group
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Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
1 streaming video file (43 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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