Cesar Chavez discusses unionizing migrant farm workers, and how nonviolent tactics made the farm workers' struggle a cause with nationwide support(grape boycott). Includes excerpt from Hard Times: Voices of the Great Depression, 1853106-3-1, -3-2. 1965047-2-1 and the song "Adelita" a Mexican Corrido.
Studs has a spirited discussion with Jonathan Kozol who shares his adventures and learnings in Cuba that formed the basis of his book "Children of the Revolution: A Yankee Teacher in the Cuban Schools." Kozol explains the ambitious Cuban Literacy Campaign begun in the 1960s that aimed to educate the entire population, tells of children teaching adults in remote villages by lantern light, and the unity and national pride that resulted. He and Studs explore the idea of generative words in literacy education and contemplate Kozol's hope to adapt a similar approach to American education.
Terkel interviews Jose "Cha Cha" Jiménez during a social gathering. He also interviews Brian McCutcheon of the 43rd Ward.
Studs Terkel interviews José "Cha Cha" Jiménez, founder of the Young Lords. At the time of the interview, Jiménez is preparing a picnic for the local Puerto Ricans. However, he is being harassed by the police.