BORN

October 25, 1913
San Nicolas, Pangasinan, Philippines

DIED

February 8, 1977

Larry Itliong

Filipino American Organizer and Community Leader, Leader of the AFL-CIO’s Agricultural Workers Committee

I have the ability to make that white man know I am just as mean as anybody in this world. I could make him think, and I could make them recognize that I’m a mean son of a bitch in terms of my direction fighting for the rights of Filipinos in this country. Because I feel we are just as good as any of them. I feel we have the same rights as any of them. Because in that Constitution, it said that everybody has equal rights and justice. You’ve got to make that come about. They are not going to give it to you.

—Larry Itliong

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