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Farmworkers march remembered
Friday, September 9, 2016 by Jo Clifton
On Sept. 11, 1966, farmworkers arrived in Austin after marching the 400 miles from Rio Grande City, marking a turning point in their quest for better conditions and higher wages. They gathered at St. Edward’s University before marching down Congress Avenue to the Capitol. This Sunday, 50 years later, marchers will gather to celebrate and remember those events. The day includes a mass beginning at 10:30 a.m., dedication of a memorial plaque in memory of the march around noon and then a march down Congress Avenue to the Capitol, scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. More information is available here.
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