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From the Grapes of Wrath to Cesar Chavez: A New Life of Fred Ross, Social Activist and Community Organizer, Steinbeck Now, March 28, 2016

‘America’s Social Arsonist,’ by Gabriel Thompson, San Francisco Chronicle, March 24, 2016

Will UFW Strategy Elect the Next President, BeyondChron, July 28, 2015

Alumnus Honored by Governor Brown, The Daily Trojan, October 9, 2014

Fred Ross Sr Inducted Into California Hall of Fame, IBEW 1245, October 8, 2014

The Nosh Pit: Honored activist’s son also a voice for farmworkers, Sacramento Bee, October 5, 2014

2014 California Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Imperial Valley News, October 2, 2014

New Class of California Hall of Fame Inductees Honored, Fox-40, October 1, 2014

California rolls out red carpet for annual Hall of Fame event, KCRA-3, October 1, 2014

Fred Ross, Cesar Chavez and Lessons for Fergusson, Capital & Main, September 24, 2014

Celebrating Fred Ross Sr.’s “Axioms for Organizers,” BeyondChron, September 24, 2014

Fred Ross Sr’s “Axioms for Organizers” E-Book Available for Download, IBEW 1245, September 22, 2014

A Book for the People of Ferguson — and Oppressed People Everywhere, The American Prospect, September 14, 2014

Axioms for Organizers, Collection of Sayings by Legendary Community Organizer Fred Ross, to Be Release This Month!, OC Weekly, September 4, 2014

Mayors Unite Behind Fred Ross Sr., BeyondChron, August 21, 2014

Empowering the Powerless, KQED Radio, July 7, 2014

Civil Rights and Union Organizer Fred Ross, Sr. Selected for California Hall of Fame, AFL-CIO Now, June 21, 2014

Mysterious Man Who Mentored Cesar Chavez Finally Gets Recognition, Fusion, June 21, 2014

Rep. Roybal-Allard Reacts to News that Fred Ross, Sr. Will Be Inducted into the California Hall of Fame, June 18, 2014

Governor Brown to Induct Organizer Fred Ross Into CA Hall of Fame, BeyondChron, June 17, 2014

Honoring Fred Ross Sr.: With Cesar Chavez, he formed the UFW, San Jose Mercury News, June 17, 2014

Fred Ross was Orange County’s Loss – But Cesar Chavez’s Gain, OC Weekly, April 3, 2014

Activistas piden Medalla de la Libertad para Fred Ross, Univision Noticias, March 15, 2014

Fred Ross, Zinn Education Project, 2013

Governor Brown Urged to Nominate Fred Ross Sr. for CA Hall of Fame, BeyondChron, October 11, 2013

Meet the Mysterious Man Who Mentored César Chávez, ABC News / Univision, March 19, 2013

Community Organizer Fred Ross Sr. Through the Years, ABC News / Univision, March 19, 2013

Activistas piden Medalla de la Libertad para Fred Ross, Univision Noticias, March 15, 2013

Voice: Freedom medal nomination, Imperial Valley Press, March 15, 2013

Campaign calls for Obama to award the Medal of Freedom to Fred Ross, VOXXI, March 9, 2013

Momentum Builds for Honoring Legendary Organizer Fred RossBeyond Chron, March 5, 2013

Fred Ross – Presidential Medal of FreedomHuffington Post, February 26, 2013

The Grapes of Ross, Peter Dreier for the Huffington Post, February 25, 2013

Dick Meister: Honor a legendary organizer, San Francisco Bay Guardian, February 19, 2013

National Campaign Urges Obama to Award Presidential Medal of Freedom to Legendary Organizer Fred Ross, Beyond Chron, February 2 2013

A Trailblazing Organizer’s Organizer, Dick Meister’s Labor Articles, October 2007

Todd Sonkins – 1940 Fieldnotes, NPR, 2000

On the passing of Frances Ross, wife of Fred Ross, Sr. and Advocate for the Mentally Ill, The Congressional Record, March 25, 1999

He Spent a Lifetime Fighting for the Poor, The Sacramento Bee, October 3, 1992

Fred Ross Dies at 82; Farm Union Organizer, New York Times, October 02, 1992

UFW Memorial Honors Lifelong Activist Fred Ross: Labor: Cesar Chavez eulogizes the man ‘who changed my life,’ L.A. Times, October 19 1992

Fred Ross; Worked Quietly for Downtrodden Laborers, L.A. Times, October 1, 1992

An Organizer’s Organizer, Datelines, December 1988

41 Years In The Grass Roots: Organizer Fred Ross, 76, Still Has Work To Do, Chicago Tribune, July 14, 1987

Fred Ross, Veteran Community Organizer, Honored : 48 Years of Service Rates a Fine Party, LA Times, August 25, 1985

Defending Dissent – Civil Liberties Hall of Fame