The man who did not back down...
Who is Cesar Chavez?
How it all started!
Cesar Chavez was born with immigrant parents, born in Yuma, Arizona. Then moved to California with his family in 1939. Chavez was born into a farming family. When they moved to California his family started working on the farm, picking avocados and peas. He himself experienced the working conditions that later changed his life forever ("Cesar Chavez").
Photo Copyright @Manuel Echavaria
These farm workers are picking chili in Santa Maria in 1971. (Manuel Echavaria)
Photo Copyright @Jocelyn Sherman
Copyright @Oscar R. Castillo, Coachella, 1972