César Estrada Chavez

(1927-1993) Yuma, Arizona

César lived amongst former migrant workers and endured the conditions and racial issues that affected them. Starting his political work with the Community Service Organization (CSO) in 1952, he founded the United Farm Worker’s (UFW) in 1962. With effective leadership especially with The Delano Grape Strike, Chavez won labor issues by promoting nonviolent union protests, fostering education and undergoing personal month-long fasts. The UFW eventually became and an independent affiliate with the AFL-CIO that continues to work together.

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