Cesar Chavez Research Paper

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Cesar Chavez was born March 31, 1927, near Yuma, Arizona. He was the son of Librado Chávez and Juana Estrada Chavez. He grew up in Arizona with four siblings; Richard Chavez, Librado Chavez, Rita Chavez Medina, and Vicki Chavez Lastra. His home was a small adobe house on some 40 acres of land. This house was taken by Anglos. Cesar's father offered to clear 80 acres of land to earn the house back. This agreement was broken and the house was sold to another man named Justus Jackson. The Chavez's would get the house back, but not for long. After, the house was sold Cesar’s father went to a lawyer for help. The lawyer, let Librado Chávez borrow some money to buy the land. This worked well until Librado could not repay the lawyer, so the lawyer bought the land from the Chavez’s. They moved to California in 1938. He lived in La Colonia Barrio in Oxnard. He moved back to Arizona after a short time in California, but then…show more content…
Richard Chavez designed the eagle and Cesar chose the black and red colors. Cesar said “A symbol is an important thing. That is why we chose an Aztec eagle. It gives pride...When people see it, they know it means dignity.” By 1970, the UFW got grape growers to obtain union contracts. Cesar Chavez was a tireless leader with nonviolent tactics. He wanted people to be aware of better pay and working environments for farmers. During strikes, people would hold banners with the black eagle. These banners said stuff like HUELGA (strike) or VIVA LA CAUSA (long live our cause). These people wanted the government to pass laws which permitted farm workers to organize Unions. Cesar wanted to exercise boycotts, pickets, and strikes. He wanted to find recognition for farmers. Cesar even fasted so that the UFW would not use violence. He completed three memorable fasts. One in 1968 he went with only water for 25 days. One time in 1972 for 24 days, and finally one in 1988 for 36
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