The Delano Manongs tells the story of farm labor organizer Larry Itliong and a group of Filipino farm workers who instigated one of the American farm labor movement’s finest hours – The Delano Grape Strike of 1965 that brought about the creation of the United Farm Workers Union (UFW). While the movement is known for Cesar Chavez’s leadership and considered a Chicano movement, Filipinos played a pivotal role. Filipino labor organizer, Larry Itliong, a cigar-chomping union veteran, organized a group of 1500 Filipinos to strike against the grape growers of Delano, California, beginning a collaboration between Filipinos, Chicanos and other ethnic workers that would go on for years.
Happy #FilAmMonth! Looking forward to celebrating The Delano Manongs history with you.
The Delano Manongs screenings for Filipino American History Month- eepurl.com/4q9g5
@RockyRTwitchell Hi, I think FANHS Sacramento Delta Chapter is having a screening of Delano Manongs. Someone on Facebook said Oct 11th.