Cesar Chavez was an American labor leader and civil rights activist. Along with Dolores Huerta, he co-founded the National Farm Workers Association , which later merged with the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee to become the United Farm Workers labor union. Ideologically, his world-view combined leftist politics with Catholic social teachings.
Cesario Estrada Chavez
March 31, 1927
Yuma, Arizona, U.S.
|Died||April 23, 1993 (aged 66)|
San Luis, Arizona, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Helen Fabela Chávez|
|Awards||Presidential Medal of Freedom (1994)|
In 1962, he co-founded the National Agricultural Workers Association to support disaffected farm workers.
He was married to Helen Fabela Chavez from 1948 until his death. He had three sons and five daughters. His brother was Richard Chavez, a fellow activist and labor leader.
During the Great Depression, his family lost their grocery shop and ranch, and then they lost their second house when his father's contract was violated.
His birthday, March 31st, has become nationally recognized, and he became known for his slogan "Si, se puede."
Like Martin Luther King Jr., he fought for civil rights.
● Cesar Chavez was born on March 31, 1927 (age 66) in Yuma, Arizona, United States ● He is a celebrity civil rights leader
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