50th Anniversary of the 1966 Rio Grande City Melon Strike of La Casita
Where: In front of the Rio Grande City Court House
When: June 1, 2016
A program will be held, followed by a short march. The Kelsey-Bass Museum on Washington Street will have an exhibit of photos of the strike.
Huelguistas and Peregrinos will be on the program to recall and tell us that history. Invited guests who are tentatively confirmed include Dolores Huerta, Arturo Rodriguez, and Paul Chavez.
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UTRGV Center for Mexican American Studies will be holding a series of events in the Fall to commemorate the Melon Strike and the Civil Rights Movement it Sparked in Texas.
For more information on the commemoration of this important event follow the website dedicated to commemorating this historic lucha!