Cesar Chavez National Monument

Harvey Richards’ photo mural in Cesar Chavez National Monument

Harvey Richards' photo mural in Cesar Chavez National Monument

Harvey Richards’ photo mural in Cesar Chavez National Monument. Photo by Erika Williams.

In the Tehachapi Mountains of Kern County, California, up on Highway 58 to the south east of Bakersfield, stands the César E. Chávez National Monument of the US National Park Service. It is located in the Nuestra Señora Reina de la Paz site which is the headquarters of the United Farm Workers Union since 1972. The Harvey Richards Media Archive is proud to announce the acquisition and use of one of Harvey Richards’ images as a floor to ceiling mural in the Guadalupe Room of the monument. Harvey Richards took the photo on March 15, 1966 during the United Farm Worker’s March to Sacramento from Delano, CA. It is number 51/55 in the Farm Workers On Strike 1959-1966 gallery on the Harvey Richards Media Archive. Visit the Monument in person or via its web site to learn more about Cesar Chavez and his legacy.

About Harvey Richards (1912-2001): During his most active years as a photographer, from 1958 to 1978, Harvey Richards produced twenty two films and thousands of still photos on many subjects including farm labor, the civil rights movement in the San Francisco Bay Area and in the southern U.S., and the peace and anti-war movements, among other subjects. His long time concern for the environment led to films exposing the wasteful forestry and mining practices going on nationally, especially in northern California and in Oregon, where he was born and raised. His photography is archived by Estuary Press on the Harvey Richards Media Archive website and has been used by media producers, libraries, museums and publishers world wide.

About Estuary Press: Estuary Press is the home of the Harvey Richards Media Archive, a repository of photography and video documentaries of various social change and political movements during the 1960s and 1970s. Contact Paul Richards (510) 967 5577, paulrichards@estuarypress.com or visit estuarypress.com for more details.

MEDIA – For photos & interviews: Paul Richards (510) 967 5577; paulrichards@estuarypress.com



Cesar Chavez National Monument — 1 Comment

  1. Wonderful…a tribute to not only to Cesar Chavez but to Harvey Richards whose photography shined a light on the injustice that surrounded disenfranchised Americans.

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