Chavez, Cesar, 1927-1993

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1927-03-31
Death 1993-04-23
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Cesar Chavez (b. March 31, 1927, Yuma, AZ – d. April 23, 1993, San Luis, AZ) was an American labor leader and civil rights activist who, with Dolores Huerta, co-founded the National Farm Workers Association (later the United Farm Workers union, UFW) in 1962. Originally a Mexican American farm worker, 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.

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Subjects:

  • Labor
  • Mexican American agricultural laborers
  • Civil right activists

Occupations:

  • Labor leaders
  • Migrant agricultural laborers
  • Civil rights workers

Places:

  • Yuma, AZ, US
  • San Luis, AZ, US
  • California, CA, US