7. Lasting Legacy
Cesar Chavez’s dedication and persistence inspired generations (Including our president!) and improved farm workers’ wages and working conditions in California, Texas, Arizona and Florida.
8. Family Man
Chavez married his childhood sweetheart, Helen Fabela, in 1948. On their honeymoon they visited all of the California Missions and went on to have eight children. An activist too, she was his partner in activism and life.