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César Chávez, middle-aged

César Estrada Chávez (March 31, 1927April 23, 1993) founded the National Farm Workers Association that later became the United Farm Workers. Download high resolution version (550x688, 22 KB)Cesar Chavez File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Download high resolution version (550x688, 22 KB)Cesar Chavez File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... March 31 is the 90th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (91st in Leap years), with 275 days remaining, as the final day of March. ... 1927 was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... April 23 is the 113th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (114th in leap years). ... 1993 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003) Events Media:January January 1 - Czechoslovakia divides. ... The United Farm Workers of America were founded in 1962 by César Chávez and Dolores Huerta. ... The United Farm Workers of America were founded in 1962 by César Chávez and Dolores Huerta. ...


Chávez was born near Yuma, Arizona. He became a migrant farm worker at age 10, with the rest of his family, when they lost their farm during The Great Depression. He attended over 30 schools, but ended his formal education with the eighth grade. Yuma is a city located in Yuma County, Arizona, United States. ... The Great Depression was a global economic slump that began in 1929 and bottomed in 1933. ...


He joined the U.S. Navy in 1946 and served in the western Pacific. After service, he returned to central California and married Helen Fabela. He began working as a organizer in 1952, working for the Community Services Organization, a Latino civil rights group. He became their national director in the late 1950s, but resigned in 1962 to form the National Farm Workers Association, which became the United Farm Workers. He was trained in organizing by Fred Ross, himself a student of Saul Alinsky. The United States Navy (USN) is the branch of the United States armed forces responsible for naval operations. ... 1946 was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... 1952 - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... Millennia: 1st millennium - 2nd millennium - 3rd millennium Events and trends Technology United States tests the first fusion bomb. ... 1962 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... The United Farm Workers of America were founded in 1962 by César Chávez and Dolores Huerta. ... Saul David Alinsky (January 30, 1909 Chicago, Illinois - June 12, 1972 Carmel, California) is generally considered the father of community organizing. ...


In 1965, Chávez and the NFWA led a strike of California grape-pickers in demand of higher wages, along with a national boycott of California table grapes, which, five years later resulted in the first major victory for US migrant workers. He continued to struggle against large growers, including going on three hunger strikes over wages and conditions. At the time of his death he was leading another grape boycott to protest the use of harmful pesticides. 1965 was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... A hunger strike is a method of non-violent resistance in which participants fast as an act of political protest or to achieve a goal such as a policy change. ... An airplane spreading pesticide. ...


He became an American labor rights hero for supporting labor rights for Mexican migrant farm workers. Chávez was also an ethical vegetarian and a strong proponent of nonviolence. Laws employees had in order to always have fairness and keep peace between employees and employers. ... For animals adapted to eat primarily plants, sometimes referred to as vegetarian animals, see Herbivore. ... Nonviolence (or non-violence) is a set of assumptions about morality, power and conflict that leads its proponents to reject the use of violence in efforts to attain social or political goals. ...

César Chávez on a 2004 US postage stamp

Chávez is celebrated in California where the state legislature, in 2000, approved a bill to create a paid state holiday in his honor. The holiday is celebrated on March 31st, Chávez's birthday. Texas also recognizes the day, as does Denver, and in Arizona and Colorado it is an optional holiday. The holiday is the first in the history of the United States for a Mexican American and a labor leader. This image is a postage stamp produced by the United States Postal Service after 1978. ... This image is a postage stamp produced by the United States Postal Service after 1978. ... This 1974 stamp from Japan depicts a Class 8620 steam locomotive. ... State nickname: The Golden State Other U.S. States Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Official languages English Area 410,000 km² (3rd)  - Land 404,298 km²  - Water 20,047 km² (4. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... State nickname: Lone Star State Other U.S. States Capital Austin Largest city Houston Governor Rick Perry Official languages None. ... This article refers to the state capital of Colorado. ... State nickname: The Grand Canyon State, The Copper State Other U.S. States Capital Phoenix Largest city Phoenix Governor Janet Napolitano Official languages English Only State Area 295,254 km² (6th)  - Land 294,312 km²  - Water 942 km² (0. ... This is the article on the state. ... The ethnonym Mexican-American describes United States citizens of Mexican ancestry (14 million in 2003) and Mexican citizens who reside in the US (10 million in 2003). ...


Many cities have also paid respect by renaming streets or schools for him. These cities include San Francisco, Los Angeles, California, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Austin, Texas Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Washington, DC, Kansas City, Missouri, Salt Lake City, and Phoenix, Arizona. The California cities of Sacramento, San Diego, Berkeley, and San Jose have also renamed parks in his memory. The United States Postal Service honored him with a stamp in 2004. San Francisco skyline. ... Griffith Observatory and the Downtown Los Angeles skyline. ... Stearns Wharf is the extension into the sea of State Street, Santa Barbara Santa Barbara is the county seat of Santa Barbara County, California, United States. ... The Rio Grande flowing past Albuquerque Albuquerque is the largest city in the state of New Mexico, United States. ... Skyline from Town Lake Austin is the capital of the state of Texas, within the United States of America. ... Milwaukee is the largest city in the state of Wisconsin, United States and the county of Milwaukee. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... Kansas City is a city in Jackson county in Missouri. ... The Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Salt Lake Citys top tourist draw. ... Phoenix is surrounded by twenty two towns and cities that have grown so closely together that it is almost impossible to distinguish one from another in this satellite image. ... Sacramento is the county seat of Sacramento County, California and the capital of the U.S. state of California. ... City nickname Americas Finest City City flower Carnation City urban tree Jacaranda City native tree Torrey Pine Mayor Dick Murphy* City Attorney Michael Aguirre City Council District One District Two District Three District Four District Five District Six District Seven District Eight Scott Peters Michael Zucchet Toni Atkins Tony... Berkeley is a city in the San Francisco Bay Area of northern California, United States. ... City nickname: Capital of Silicon Valley Location within Santa Clara County, California Country   State     County United States   California     Santa Clara Mayor Ron Gonzales Area  - Land  - Water 178. ... The United States Postal Service (USPS) is the United States government organization responsible for providing postal service in the United States, and it is generally referred to as the post office. ...


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