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Biography Of Cesar Chavez

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On March 31, 1927, a great leader was born. Cesar Chavez. This man was born into a poor Mexican Immigrant family and worked in the field for the majority of his life. Knowing the hardships that the Mexican immigrants faced, he devoted his life to improving the treatment, pay, and working conditions for farm workers. In 1962, Chavez founded the National Farm Workers association. This group joined with the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee and started the first grape boycott in California in 1965. Then later in 1972, the two groups were combined and renamed the United Farm Workers. Before the two groups were combined, in 1968, Cesar Chavez call for a national boycott of California grapes. In 1993, after many years of service to the Mexican Immigrants, protests and hunger strikes, Chavez died.…show more content…
Cesar Chavez died for his cause and was an honorable man. For 30 years, Chavez devoted himself to the problems of the poorest workers in America. His movements succeeded in raising salaries and working conditions for farm workers in California, Texas, Arizona, and Florida. Because of his movement and ideas, he helped so many Mexican immigrants and became well known. Across the U.S., and specifically in California, there have been many parks, streets, schools, libraries, university and other establishments named after him. Along with that, the census-designated place of Cesar Chavez, Texas was named after him. In California, March 31, Cesar Chavez’s birthday is a state holiday. Without Chavez, there might not have ever been any hope for the Mexican Immigrants in the United
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