preview

Civil Rights Activist: Cesar Chavez

Satisfactory Essays
Cesar Chavez was a civil rights activist, Latino, farm worker, and a leader for non-violent social change. He was born on March 31, 1927 after his family lost their farm during the Great Depression. When he was young, Chavez traveled the southwest, while working in fields and vineyards. Cesar knew what hardships migrant workers went through everyday. In 1962, Chavez founded an organization known as the UFWA, or the United Farm Workers of America. The dream for the UFWA organization was to protect and serve farm workers. It was the first successful farm workers’ union in American history, achieving fair wages, medical coverage, pension benefits, and many more. The most important idea that Cesar had was the UFWA to protest peacefully
Get Access