Cesar Chavez

Civil Rights Leader

Birthday March 31, 1927

Birth Sign Aries

Birthplace Yuma, AZ

DEATH DATE Apr 23, 1993 (66)

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About

Labor leader and civil rights activist who co-founded the National Farm Workers Association in 1962 to help disenfranchised farm workers.

Before Fame

His family lost their grocery store and ranch during the Great Depression, then lost their next home after a contract of his father's was broken.

Trivia

His birthday, March 31st, has become nationally recognized, and he became known for his slogan "Si, se puede."

Family Life

He was married to Helen Fabela Chavez from 1948 until his death. He had three sons and five daughters. His brother was Richard Chavez, a fellow activist and labor leader.

Associated With

Like Martin Luther King Jr., he fought for civil rights.