Arizona’s Gifts to the World – César Chávez

This week, Metroblogging sites around the globe are offering up gifts their city has given the world. There is a lot Arizona and the valley has gifted the world. Presented here are our choices:

César Chávez

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Cesar Chavez – Credit: “[Cesar Chavez, half-length portrait, facing left].” Circa 1966. New York World-Telegram & Sun Collection, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress.

César Estrada Chávez was born in Yuma , Arizona (near the California and Mexico border) in 1927. He was the co-founder of the National Farm Workers Association which later joined with Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee to create the United Farm Workers union. Chavez was a leading voice for migrant farm workers. He was a complicated man in complicated times. yet, the efforts of his work led to changes in the working conditions of agricultural workers.

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