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Cesar Chavez

Cesar ChavezAKA César Estrada Chávez

Born: 31-Mar-1927
Birthplace: Yuma, AZ
Died: 23-Apr-1993
Location of death: San Luis, AZ
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, UFW Headquarters, Keene, CA

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: Hispanic
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Labor Leader

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Mastermind of the California grape boycott

Military service: US Navy (1944-46)

Father: Librado
Mother: Juana Estrada
Sister: Rita Chavez Medina (b. 1925)
Brother: Richard (b. 1929, d. 27-Jul-2011)
Sister: Helena (d.)
Sister: Vicki Chavez Lastra (b. 1933)
Wife: Helen Fabela (m. 1948, three sons, four daughters)
Son: Fernando (b. 1949)
Daughter: Sylvia (b. 1950)
Daughter: Linda
Son: Paul
Daughter: Ana
Son: Anthony
Daughter: Eloise

    National Farm Workers Association Founder, 1962
    Hunger Strike 1968
    Hunger Strike Phoenix, AZ 1972
    Hunger Strike Delano, CA 1988
    Presidential Medal of Freedom (posthumous) 8-Aug-1994
    Birthday Is Holiday 31-Mar César Chávez Day (CA, TX, CO)
    Mexican Ancestry

    Cesar's Last Fast (19-Jan-2014) · Himself

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