Skip to main content

More right-solid
SHOW DETAILS
up-solid down-solid
eye
Title
Date Favorited
Creator
Madera County Library
movies
eye 149
favorite 1
comment 0
Description :  In October of 1939, cotton pickers across the San Joaquin Valley went on strike against local cotton growers . Citing low pay and poor working conditions, the workers (who were supported by the Workers Alliance, Congress of Industrial Workers and the UCAPAW) assembled in downtown Courthouse Park in Madera and arrests were made by the Madera County Sheriff in accordance with an anti-picketing ordinance of Madera County. This was followed by strikers threatening to storm the jail,...
Topics: californialightandsound, home movie, Madera County (Calif.), Agriculture--California--San Joaquin...