The Flight of the Eagle: UFW Retrospective

From the Vault focuses this week on a 1995 documentary about the United Farm Workers Union called The Flight of the Eagle. Produced by Chuy Varela from archival footage collected by Pacifica over the previous thirty years, this radio retrospective examines the evolution of the UFW from a local organization which mostly championed farm workers into a civil rights organization which fights for issues affecting the larger Latino community. The Flight of the Eagle gauges the impact of the 1965 Delano Strike and Dolores Huerta’s critical role in developing the UFW, the death of Cesar Chavez on the union, and the current challenges ahead for the organization.

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