Baldemar Velasquez

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Birthday
15, 1947
Birthplace
Pharr, TX
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
15, 1947 (age 71)
Birthplace
Pharr, TX

About

Labor union activist who co-founded the Farm Labor Organizing Committee, a labor union representing migrant farm workers in the Midwest, in 1967.

Before Fame

He would help his parents in the fields starting at the age of four.

Trivia

He was named as a MacArthur Fellow and awarded the Order of the Aztec Eagle, the highest honor that can be received by a non-citizen of Mexico.

Family Life

He was born to Cresencio and Vicenta-Castillo Velasquez with eight siblings.

Associated With

He was influenced by the ideas of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, Gandhi, and Cesar Chavez.