Cesar Chavez was born in 1927 in Yuma, Arizona. His family
lost their farm due to
back taxes and had to become migrant farm workers to make a living.
After the 8th grade Cesar Chavez became a full-time farm worker. He saw how badly
people were being treated and decided to do something about it. In 1962
he co-founded the United Farm Workers Association with Delores Huerta. They used
non-violent ways to protest like boycotting or fasting. By the time Cesar
Chavez died, he had won many rights for the migrant farm worker. He got them better wages
in pay, better housing and safer working conditions. Cesar Chavez teaches
the valuable lesson that one person can make a difference.
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