Cesar Chavez Autobiography Of La Causa

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“Cesar Chavez Autobiography of la Causa” Summary Cesar Estrada Chavez is a man with great a love for equality and respect for his people. As it says in his book “Cesar Chavez Autobiography of La Causa”, he was a man who believed in the idea of non-violence like the Indian leader Gandhi. Born on March 31, 1927 in the town of Yuma, Arizona, he was born into a farm working family with so little money. Once he got older Cesar Chavez saw all the injustices that were being made against, people like him. In 1946 at the age of nineteen Chavez joined the United States navy, but years before that in 1944 Cesar Chavez was arrested at a segregated theater for no reason at all. In April 1962, Cesar Chavez along with others began the United Farm Workers or mostly known as the UFW. On September 30th 1962 the red flag with the black eagle, as the sign of hope to the union. Cesar Estrada Chavez was also known for many of his boycotts against some of the most known vineyards like Guimmara and DiGiorgio. The Union took up many strikes against DiGiorgio vineyards but in 1965 was the huge boycott against their grapes that the corporation had to get a judge’s order against picket lines on May 20th, 1965. Even with the judge’s order against the picket line, the protest didn’t stop. Cesar Chavez and his believers believed in non-violence, they began a vigil that lasted two months in front of the DiGiorgio gates. In 1966 Chavez and his followers march all the way to Sacramento. On March 10th, 1968 finally receives a piece of bread after fasting for twenty-five whole days. That same day Cesar Chavez gets to meet Senator Robert Kennedy. On September 17th 1970 not only did the UFW boycott grapes they also boycotted lettuce. Finally, Cesar Estrada Chavez passes away April 23, 1993 at the age of 66. Cesar Chavez showed many people the meaning of “equality”; he followed the beliefs of
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