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Cesar Chavez: Standing Up for Migrant Farm Workers

 Students must have initiative,
they should not be mere imitators.
They must learn to think and act
for themselves and be free.

Cesar Chavez
From “Education of the Heart

One might wonder how a skinny, shy, Mexican-American man who—without formal education or experience with public speaking and no money or political connections—could take on the established culture of segregation, racism, dangerous working conditions, unfair wages and inhumane living conditions that existed for migrant workers in the United States in the 1950s.

Against all odds, Cesar Chavez made it his life's mission to call attention to the plight of migrant workers and make their lives better.  

This is the story of how he did this, including his successes and his failures, his personal and public struggles and the sacrifices he made to achieve some small equalitities for migrant farm workers.


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