Profession: Civil Rights Activist
Why Famous: A major historical icon for the Latino community, Chavez founded the National Farm Workers Association, which later become the United Farm Workers union.
Chavez' work helped make farm workers' struggle a moral cause with significant national support.
- 1948-10-22 Farm labor leader Cesar Chavez (21) weds labor activist Helen Fabela (20) in Reno, Nevada
- 1962-09-30 Mexican-American labor leader César Chávez founds the United Farm Workers.