About the life of the civil rights activist Cesar Chavez.
Cesar was born in Yuma, Arizona in 1927. As a child, Cesar's home was stolen by deceitful Anglo people.
Because of that, Cesar and his family had to move back and forward between farms all over California, where they were put under grueling conditions, like having no clean water.
In the 60's, Cesar led a 340-MILE march from Delano to Sacramento. He also did a 36 day fast in 1988. He did all of this because of migrant workers (like himself) not having equal payments to a non-migrant worker. He also did this because of the peril of using pesticides.
EQUAL RIGHTS FOR MIGRANT WORKERS
In 1988, Cesar went on a 36 day fast, which means no food. That means he lived off water for 36 DAYS!
When Cesar finished his fast, Reverend Jesse Jackson continued the fast, then passed it on to other celebrities like Whoopi Goldberg, Emilio Estevez and even Kerry Kennedy!
Sadly, in 1993, Cesar passed away in San Luis, Arizona. He lived for 66 years. He went on to say "You are never strong enough that you don't need help."
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