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Two women participating in the UFW boycott


Signs read: Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi" and "Justice for Farmworkers" Don't buy Grapes or Lettuce." The UFW Illinois Boycott was part of a nationwide series of boycotts that the United Farm Workers of America (UFW) spearheaded during the mid 1960s and 1970s. These boycotts alerted the national consumer of the grape and lettuce strikes that had erupted in California and other states. The main duty of all of the Chicago office was to enlist support for the striking farm workers by soliciting

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