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Item, Folder number and/or title, Box number, The José F. Treviño Chicano/Latino Activism Collections: Justo Hernandez papers, MSS 474, Special Collections, MSU Libraries, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.
Donated by Justo Hernandez in 2015.
Processed by Diana Rivera in October 2016.
Justo Hernandez was a labor educator who worked at Michigan State University, Labor Studies Center under the School of Labor and Industrial Relations, in The Union Minorities Leadership Training Project from 1981-1994. Hernandez was born in San Antonio Texas and with his family migrated for agricultural work and settled in Imlay City Michigan in 1962. As an adult, he worked for the Lee County Florida Housing Authority. He returned to Michigan in 1980 and worked with Michigan Economics for Human Development, a state-federal supported nonprofit corporation serving economically disadvantaged individuals and FHA on farm labor housing directing the implementation of the 24 unit housing development (Chapita Hills) under FHA. Hernandez brought Cesar E. Chavez to Michigan for several UFW grape and lettuce boycott events. He helped organize UFW marches in Michigan from the early 1970s – 1994.
The Justo Hernandez papers consist of materials gathered from his volunteer work organizing local United Farm Workers union activities. Photographs of Cesar E. Chavez at local activities are included. These materials are also available as part of MICHILAC, an online digital resource.
The materials are arranged in in alphabetical order by folder name.