Labor head and civil privileges activist who all co-founded the Country wide Farm Employees Association in 1962 to greatly help disenfranchised farm employees. His family dropped their supermarket and ranch through the Great Unhappiness, before shedding their next house after a agreement of his father’s was damaged. His birthday, March 31st, is becoming nationally regarded, and he’s known for his slogan ‘Si, se puede,’ or Yes, it could be performed. He was wedded to Helen Fabela Chavez from 1948 until his loss of life. He previously three sons and five daughters. His sibling was Richard Chavez, a fellow activist and labor head. Like Martin Luther Ruler Jr, he fought for the civil privileges of his people.
|1||Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume 3, 1991-1993, pages 105-107. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2001.|
|2||Brother of Richard Chavez.|
|3||Children: Fernando Chavez, Eloise Chavez Carrillo, Anna Chavez Ybarra, Sylvia Chavez Delgado, Elizabeth Chavez Villarino, Anthony Chavez, Linda Chávez Rodríguez, and Paul Chavez.|
|4||Over 40,000 people attended his funeral in Delano, California.|
|5||Took a 25 day fast in 1968 to affirm UFW's commitment to nonviolence. The late senator Robert F. Kennedy flew to Delano, California to be with Chavez when he ended the fast. He called Chavez "one of the heroic figures of our time."|
|6||Advocated nonviolence a la Mohandas K. Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King.|
|7||Founded United Farm Workers in 1966.|
|8||Joined U.S. Navy in 1945. Served in Pacific during end of World War II.|
|9||Posthumously awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom on August 8, 1994 by President Bill Clinton. Only second Mexican American in history to be awarded this honor.|
|The Legacy of Cesar Chavez||2009||Video short|
|Andre: The Voice of Wine||2013||Documentary||Himself|
|The Fight in the Fields||1997||Documentary||Himself|
|Good Night America||1973||TV Series||Himself|
|The David Frost Show||1971||TV Series||Himself|
|The Latin Explosion: A New America||2015||TV Movie documentary||Himself - Labor Leader|
|The Sixties||2014||TV Mini-Series documentary||Himself|
|Cesar Chavez||2014||Himself (uncredited)|
|Cesar's Last Fast||2014||Documentary||Himself|
|California's Gold||2012||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|1968 with Tom Brokaw||2007||TV Movie documentary||Himself|
|The War: Soldados||2007||TV Movie documentary||Himself|
|Chicano! History of the Mexican-American Civil Rights Movement||1996||TV Movie documentary||Himself|
|Simon and Garfunkel: Songs of America||1969||TV Movie||Himself|
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