Cezar Chaves

by James King

Ceazar Chaves

Cesar Chavez (born César Estrada Chávez,March 31, 1927 – April 23, 1993) was an American farm worker and civil rights leader. He

5 facts about Cezar Chaves

(1)Chavez was born on March 31, 1927, in Yuma,Arizona, in a Mexican-American family of six children. He was the son of Juana Estrada and Librado Chávez.(2) co-founded the National Farm Workers Association (later the United Farm Workers union, UFW).(3)Chavez became the best known Latino American civil rights activist, and was strongly promoted by the American labor union, which was eager to enroll Hispanic members.April 23, 1993(1993-04-23) he passed away in San Luis Arizona

Cezar's activism

Chavez worked in the fields until 1952, when he became an organizer for the Community Service organization (CSO), a Latino civil rights group. Father Donald McDonnell who served in Santa Clara County introduced Fred Ross, a community organizer, to Cesar Chavez. Chavez urged Mexican Americans to register and vote, and he traveled throughout California and made speeches in support of Workers rights .He later became CSO's national director in 1958.

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