"In His Own Words: The Life and Work of Cesar Chavez" Exhibit Closes - Confederate Reunion Grounds

Nov 30 2014 - 12:00am


Cost: Adults: $4, Tour Group: $3, Ages 6-18: $3, 5 and under: Free, Friends member: Free

Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historic Site
1738 FM 2705
Mexia, TX 76667

Exhibit on display Sept. 27–Nov. 30, 2014

As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, 38 photographs with excerpts from the dynamic speeches, interviews, and authoritative writings of Cesar Chavez will be featured in the visitors center at Confederate Reunion Grounds. This exhibition documents the full course of Chavez’s remarkable career and examines the life experiences and philosophical influences that drove him to dedicate himself fully to improving the lives of American farm workers.

In His Own Words is an exhibition by Humanities Texas, state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, curated in collaboration with John C. Hammerback, PhD, affiliate faculty member in communication at the University of Washington. This program is made possible in part by a grant from the Humanities Texas.

For more information about the life and legacy of Cesar Chavez, visit the Cesar E. Chavez Foundation. Additional primary source documents and photographs related to Cesar Chavez and the farm workers movement are available through the Farmworker Movement Documentation Project.