Cesar Chavez was born on March 31, 1927 in a small town near Yuma, Arizona near the border. Born

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Cesar Chavez was born on March 31, 1927 in a small town near Yuma, Arizona near the border. Born into a poor family, Cesar grew up in Arizona and in a small adobe home along with his parents (United Farm Workers 1). In his early life Cesar experienced a lot of injustices and saw how not only his parents, but most farm workers were being mistreated and overworked. Cesar Chavez later learned a lesson in his life about injustices that he would never be able to forget (United Farm Workers 1). Cesar would say “ the love for justice that is in us is not only the best part of our being, but is also the most true to our nature” (United Farm Workers 1).
Also as a young boy during the 1930’s he saw how many people lost their jobs and homes, and had
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Cesar Chavez viewed his civil rights issues as “not just another movement, but a movement to change the conditions of human life” (Houle 95). He followed the teachings of Gandhi, who helped India obtain their independence from England through nonviolent actions (“Cesar Chavez 2”). When landowners threatened Chavez he called a boycott on grapes throughout the whole country which was a great success because though this he obtained support from various organizations and people (“Cesar Chavez 2”). His perseverant and nonviolent strategies caught the attention of the people and proved to be a success.

A big reason that led to the success of his movement was the fact that he had perseverant hope and was very confident that whatever he planned was going to work for the better of the people. He lived by the motto “Si Se Puede” “Yes we can” and believed that his actions and his plans were going to work efficiently. Cesar proclaimed “We will win, we are winning, because ours is a revolution of mind and heart, not only economics” (Houle 95). Part of his perseverant hope and dedication was fasting. He believed fasting would allow people to see his commitment and dedication, and had hope that his civil rights movement was going to work (United Farm Workers 3). Cesar fasted in 1972 for 24 days and once again in 1988, for 36 days in which was part of his non-verbal

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