Getting to Know Cesar Chavez

Today we are sharing with you the life of Cesar Chavez. He was a pioneer in the farming industry and made strides for the NFWA.

Cesar Estrada Chavez was born on 1927. During the Great Depression, he and his family were forced from their home to California.

César Chávez became a labor leader and civil rights activist who, along with Dolores Huerta, co-founded the National Farm Workers Association.

His childhood and teenage years were spent tirelessly working in countless fields with over 300,000 other migrant workers.

Throughout his life, Cesar kept his mother in his heart and thoughts and spoke of the influence she had on his life.

He would later go on to credit his mom with inspiring him to start America’s first permanent farmworkers’ union.

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