Cesar Chavez Biography

Cesar Chavez was an American farm worker, labor leader and civil rights activist, who, with Dolores Huerta, co-founded the National Farm Workers Association.

A Mexican American, Chavez became the best known Latino American civil rights activist, and was strongly promoted by the American labor movement, which was eager to enroll Hispanic members. His public-relations approach to unionism and aggressive but nonviolent tactics made the farm workers' struggle a moral cause with nationwide support. By the late 1970s, his tactics had forced growers to recognize the UFW as the bargaining agent for 50,000 field workers in California and Florida. However, by the mid-1980s membership in the UFW had dwindled to around 15,000.

During his lifetime, Colegio Cesar Chavez was one of the few institutions named in his honor, but after his death he became a major historical icon for the Latino community, with many schools, streets, and parks being named after him. He has since become an icon for organized labor and leftist politics, symbolizing support for workers and for Hispanic empowerment based on grass roots organizing. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Cesar Chavez
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Social activist, Trade unionist, Farmworker, Civil rights activist
Ethnicity:
Mexican American
Religion:
Catholicism
Date of Birth:
March 31, 1927
Astrological Sign:
Aries
Date of Death:
April 23, 1993
Age at Death:
66
Cause of Death:
Natural causes
Marriages
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