In 1965, having convinced César Chávez and the board of the United Farm Workers of the viability of a theater company to advance the farm worker’s grape boycott, Luis Valdez, Agustín Lira and Felipe Cantu began to perform under the banner of “El Teatro Campesino,” (The Farm Worker’s Theater). Within a short time they were joined by another important and vital early member of the group, Daniel Valdez.

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