For those of us who grew up in CA, this was a big deal!



Fifty years to the day after Cesar Chavez led a historic march from Delano to Sacramento seeking labor rights for farmworkers, surviving members of the 340-mile trek assembled here to mark the anniversary.

Of the 77 protesters who left Delano that day, the United Farm Workers union has identified 17 who are still alive.
The marchers or their surviving family members received letters from U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Thomas Perez praising their roles in the march.

“Your example inspired generations of reformers who came after you to summon the moral courage that it takes to put one’s own life and livelihood on the line for something greater,” the letter said.
Read more here: Farmworkers remember historic Delano-to-Sacramento march 50 years ago | Fresno Bee