Chavez in Los Angeles
Chavez giving a speech in Los Angeles about his union.
Child in Sacramento
Child in a protest in front of Raley's Market during the grape boycott in Sacramento, California in 1968.
Reuther walking with protesting farm workers.
Coretta King Scott and Cesar Chavez
Coretta King Scott and Cesar Chavez attend ceremonies.
Chavez in Delano, 1974
Chavez speaking at a 1974 United Farm Workers rally in Delano, California.
5 Facts of the Chavez/Chicano Movement
- He was trained to be a community organizer. He was so skilled that he later became the leader of the group that taught him.
- Chavez formed the National Farm Workers Association in 1962.
- Merged his union with another union of Filipino farm laborers.
- He was able to secure raises and improve conditions for farm workers in California, Texas, Arizona, and Florida.