César Estrada Chávez
(1927 - 1993)
Cesar Chavez was an American labor organizer and activist who fought for the rights of migrant farm workers in the United States. His slogan "Sí, Se Puede" (Yes, It Can Be Done) has become a rallying cry for activists of related causes.
Mr. Chavez cofounded the National Farm Workers Association (which later became the United Farm Workers) in 1962. In 1965 he led union workers in the Delano Grape Strike, a five-year long campaign demanding that farm workers earn at least minimum wage. The non-violent, grassroots movement became a template for Latino/Latina activist organizations going forward.
Mr. Chavez died in 1993. You can learn more about his life and his contributions to the civil rights movement by clicking here.
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