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Cesar Chavez

Civil Rights Activist Cesar Chavez

Profession: Civil Rights Activist

United States of America

Biography: 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.

Born: March 31, 1927
Birthplace: Yuma, Arizona, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Aries

Died: April 22, 1993 (aged 66)
Cause of Death: Natural causes

Married Life

  • 1948-10-22 Farm labor leader Cesar Chavez (21) weds labor activist Helen Fabela (20) in Reno, Nevada

Historical Events

  • 1962-09-30 Mexican-American labor leader César Chávez founds the United Farm Workers

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