Born in Yuma, Arizona, Chavez and his family worked as migrant farm workers in California. He was instrumental in the founding of the United Farm Workers Organization and led its famous 1968 strike and boycott against California's grape growers.
Voice of America
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M. Prouty, Cesar Chavez, the Catholic Bishops, and the Farmworkers' Struggle for Social Justice