Oral History Project 2011
In January of 1971, leaders of various state Migrant Ministries that had been providing charity and service to migrant workers since the 1920s met in Atlanta to discuss the future of their ministries’ relationship to the growing farm worker organizing movement. At that meeting, they founded the National Farm Worker Ministry (NFWM) with the commitment to organize faith communities to support the campaigns of farm worker organizations. In the forty years since then, NFWM has continued to support farm workers’ struggles for justice and empowerment.
In 2001, in honor of its 40th anniversary as a national organization and 90 years of solidarity with farm workers, NFWM conducted oral history interviews with major supporters around the country.
We hope that these interviews will help us look forward to the future of our involvement with the farm worker movement and also inspire others to join us. We have compiled a discussion guide which you can use to help facilitate small group discussions around these audio clips and stories of NFWM.