Cesar Chavez Civil Rights Movement

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Martin Luther King Jr. was born on january 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia where he started his fight for the Civil Rights movement. He started the Montgomery Bus Boycott on December 1, 1955 after becoming the leader of the Montgomery Improvement Association (MIA). The boycott was a political and social campaign against the policy of racial segregation on the public transit system. King used his leadership abilities and academic training to create a non-violent protest strategy. He combined the ideas of Mahatma Gandhi and Christian social gospel ideas. Martin Luther King also became the leader of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) which coordinated civil rights activities throughout the region. When Martin Luther King Jr. was put in jail in 1963 for protesting African civil rights he wrote a letter called the, “Letter from the Birmingham Jail.” The letter was addressed to his fellow clergymen in Alabama after a nonviolent protest against racial segregation. The letter defended the strategy of nonviolent resistance to racism in …show more content…

Chavez was a Mexican- American with immigrant parents. He moved to California in 1987 and dropped out of 8th grade and later enlisted in the Navy. Cesar Chavez created the Community Service Organization (CSO) in 1947 for California Latino civil rights. Later on he created an organization called the National Farmworkers Association (NFWA) in 1962 for redefining farm labor activism and social justice movements in the United States. It first started with the Delano Grape Strike and Boycott on September 8 in 1965 and lasted five years. The strike was against grape growers in California and started when a group of farmers walked off the farm demanding wages equal to the federal minimum wage. This was the beginning of La Causa, a cause that was supported by organized labor, religious groups, minorities, and students. Their motto was “Si se puede,” which means, “Yes you

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