Cesar Chavez's Long Road To Justice

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Chavez’s Long Road to Justice American citizens’ rights and quality of care was once stripped away from the people just because of the occupation and or race. Born near Yuma, Arizona, on March 31, 1927, Cesar Chavez employed nonviolent action against farm owners that neglected the basic rights of the workers, to show society that fighting is more than fists and punches. Eventually he formed both the National Farm Workers Association, which later became United Farm Workers for his cause. He led marches called for boycotts even sometimes went on hunger strikes. It is believed that Chavez 's hunger strikes contributed to his death on April 23, 1993, in San Luis, Arizona. Cesar Chavez influenced revolutionary movements that invoked America to endorse equality by the acts of his movements while improving rights and better working conditions for migrant farmers which set his legacy for future generations.
Chavez wanted proper rights, living conditions and the end of racial discrimination for the migrant workers that where being taken advantage of. “Agricultural laborers …show more content…

The general goal behind these movements were to unite the public not to dismantle the American society. Many people admired his words and actions that had been occurring sporadically, but this was only the beginning of his movement. “The movement he inspired to succeed in raising salaries and improving working conditions for farm workers in California, Texas, Arizona, and Florida” (History 1). His accomplishments had finally started to become unequivocally clear and worthwhile now that conditions where changing. Chavez’s dream and mindset had projected over society setting the concept of change in motion. Due to his protesting, active boycotting, and negotiating with crop owners, Chavez was finally able to persuade or enforce the recognition of the strife that the laborers had been vying to

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