A 1972 video clip of César Chávez recently resurfaced, in which the iconic civil rights activist called undocumented strikebreakers “wetbacks,” causing some to question the inclusivity of his farmworker activism.

Dolores Huerta, who co-founded the organization that later became known as the United Farm Workers (UFW), recently attempted to set the record straight about Chávez’s attitude toward undocumented immigrants in an interview on Fusion’s Open Source With Leon Krauze.“A lot of the people in our organization were undocumented,” Huerta tells Krauze. 

(h/t Fusion)

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