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César E. Chávez with Navajo Community College Student and Ben Booth at Canyon De Chelly
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Prayer of the Farm Workers' Struggle
"Show me the suffering of the most miserable
So I will know my people's plight. ... "
Some people may ask, "Why should the farm workers be concerned about the condition of public schools in California?"
Let me answer them: Who do you think are in the public schools today in California?
Public schools serve more farm workers than any other publicly-financed social institution in society.
Martin Luther King Farm Workers Fund, 1976, File 4
Report on Martin Luther King, Jr. Farm Workers Fund Campesino Centers Conference, 7/9-14/1976, pages 21-26.

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