How Did Cesar Chavez Influence The Civil Rights Movement

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Can you ever imagine working about 13 hours a day, not getting enough pay, or not even sometimes not getting paid at all, and getting treated unfairly? Well, that is exactly what Cesar Chavez is well known for. He would fight for farmworkers rights, co-founded NFWA which later became UFW and a boycott that made history. In addition, many schools, parks, hospitals, and streets and named after him.
Cesar Chavez was born on March 31, 1927, in Yuma, Arizona. He died on April 23, 1993, in San Luis, Arizona. He was an American labor leader and civil rights, activist. He wanted equal rights for Mexican working in the United States. Cesar Chavez co-founded the National Farmworkers Association, which in 1962 became known as United Farm Workers union (UFW). In …show more content…

Cesar Chavez led a boycott against grape companies to gain rights for workers. This is an event that opened eyes to the world. However, he was influenced by Filipino American farm workers who initiated the Delano grape strike. On September 8, 1965, Chavez and the NFWA led a similar of California grape pickers on the historic farmworkers march from Delano to the California state capitol in Sacramento for similar goals. This march was 250 miles. The UFW encouraged all Americans to boycott grapes as a sign of support. This strike lasted five years and attracted national attention. During this boycott, Cesar had strategies on how to be successful towards the end. He would make sure he and his supporters always boycotted with peace and non-violent protesting. He also undertook a number of

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