Can Cesar Chavez Cope with Success? May 22, 1976 New Republic Cover

“Cesar Chavez, whose beatific smile, hunger strikes, and friendship with Bobby Kennedy made him a culture hero of the late ’60s, is again flexing his political muscles in California—a state in which Mexican-Americans are the largest minority and where the governor sought and got his endorsement in the last election.”

This is the first sentence [LONG] of my New Republic cover story on Chavez I published at a critical moment in my life. Don’t go away. I have more notes on the cover story. The story within the story will appear below the story.







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