Saturday, March 29, 2008
Remember Cesar Chavez
I covered a march honoring Cesar Chavez today in downtown Colorado Springs. The union activist's birthday is Monday, March 31. He died in 1993 at the age of 66. I followed the group of about 100 people for 30 minutes before the clouds parted. I started shooting low because I really like the texture of the skies with the marchers and their signs. Regina Bell, 15, holding the sign with the picture of Robert Kennedy and Chavez at the end of his fast in 1968, and the other marchers felt the United States should designate a day to recognize Chavez and all the things he did for the migrant workers and unions in our country. I think they have a good point.