Cesar Chavez was born near Yuma, Arizona, on March 31, 1927, Cesar Chavez employed nonviolent means to bring attention to the plight of farmworkers, and formed both the National Farm Workers Association, which later became United Farm Workers.
Cesar Chavez's family.
Cesar Chavez and his family worked on fields . In 1938 he and his family moved to California. He lived in La Colonia Barrio in Oxnard for a short period, returning to Arizona several months later. They returned to California in June 1939 and this time settled in San Jose. Cesar thought the only way to get out of the circle of poverty was to work his way up and send the kids to college.
National Farm Workers Assosiation.
On this day, September 30, in 1962, Cesar Chavez organized the National Farm Workers Association. His union would later merge with one created by Dolores Huerta, another prominent activist for farmers’ rights, to create United Farm Workers.