Caption: (1971) Demonstrators gather outside Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn to hear Cesar Chavez, second from left, during a religious service initiating the United Farmworkers Organizing Committee’s action against the Department of Defense’s increased purchasing of lettuce harvested by non-union labor. Pariticipants included, from left to right, Father Robert Kennedy of Catholic Charities, Brooklyn; Chavez; Osbert Hayes, a representative of the Meat Cutters and Retail Food Store Employees Union; an unidentified demonstrator; and Bronx Borough President Robert Abrams. Religion News Service file photo
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