Cesar Chavez: The Worker's Activist

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Cesar Chavez: The Worker's Activist A man from a small town in Arizona changes the rights for farmers all over the world. The man was, Cesar Chavez. Chavez was born in Yuma, Arizona on March 31, 1927. During the Great Depression, his family lost their farm and moved to California to pay off the debts they had accumulated. In 1942, after graduating the eighth grade, Chavez became a farmworker in his new state. Four years later, he joined the United States Navy where he served for two years ("Cesar Chavez honored with Google doodle"). He learned about the horrid conditions that the workers were facing in the farms and decided to do something about it. Through protests, strikes, and unions, Chavez put others before himself and tried to better their lives. …show more content…
While working in the farms, he learned that many farmers were payed very low wages and were treated with virtually no respect. Chavez also learned about injustice, at a young age, when his father tried to buy a farm when he was a child. When his father wanted some land to live on, Chavez's father made an agreement with some land owners to clear forty acres and in return he would be able to build a home there. When the land was cleared the owners turned around and sold it to another man and took all the money. Now penniless, Chavez's father went to a lawyer who told him to loan money from him to buy the land, unable to pay the loan debts the lawyer bought said land for himself and never talked to Chavez's father again. Cesar Chavez learned how unjust the world could be. The way he responded was nothing shy of

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