National Farm Worker Ministry: Florida Office Records

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The National Farm Worker Ministry (NFWM)—original name Migrant Ministry— has been administering to the nation’s farm workers since the 1920’s. It originally operated in southeastern United States and by the early 1940s expanded to aid migrant workers in fifteen states. It was during the strikes and boycotts of the 1960s and 1970s initiated by Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers Union (UFW) that brought the California Migrant Ministry and other state migrant ministries to form a national organization to better assist the UFW cause. The Florida office supported the UFW from the early years of the boycott campaigns.

The files of the NFWM Florida office consist of documents relating to a number of UFW strikes and boycotts of the 1970s and 1980s as well as correspondence, organizing and fundraising reports from member migrant support organizations.

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