Today is César Estrada Chávez birthday (March 31, 1927 – April 23, 1993) was a Mexican American farm worker, labor leader, and civil rights activist who, with Dolores Huerta founded the United Farm Workers. Did much for organized labor.
I was on a organizing drive in 2004 in Corona, California and had a chance to coordinate a group of volunteers from the Dolores Huerta Foundation. One of those volunteers was Camelia Chávez, César's niece. She was outgoing and just a great personality. She was the Director of the Dolores Huerta Foundation at the time. She was certainly a special person. (Oh yes, and a beautiful woman)
I can't even imagine what her uncle was like in person. I am sure he was dynamic.
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