Speech at Graham Memorial Chapel, (1 February 1973) St.Louis, MO

“Speech at Graham Chapel, Washington St. Louis University” delivered February 1, 1973, Chávez, César. (1927-1993)

The copy text is a written transcription of the original reel-to-reel audio tape located in the National Federation of Community Broadcasters (NFCB) records, Series 8, Audio Materials, 1975-1986, Reel 2123, in the Mass Media and Culture Collection at the University of Maryland, College Park. The file can be found at: https://digital.lib.umd.edu/video?pid=umd:725745.

There is no known video recording or written record of the speech, and there is no evidence of an alternate copy-text.

The text of this edition has been thoroughly checked and proofread. The speech was recovered and transcribed by Saul Castillo with the help of Benjamin Blake at George Meany Archives. The copy text was proofed by Fielding Montgomery, Skye de Saint Felix, and Lauren Hunter.

As transcribed, we have used double quotation marks to delineate where it is suggested that that Mr. Chávez is quoting. Paragraphing and grammar decisions have been chosen based on the editor’s discretion and keeping in mind the speaker’s style and speech organization.