20 Facts that Make Cesar Chavez the Latino Lincoln-SliderPhoto

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Cesar Chavez was a civil rights, Latino and farm labor leader who brought attention to the issues of farmworkers. With Dolores Huerta, he co-founded the National Farm Workers Association, which later became United Farm Workers. He used non-violent means like marches, boycotts and hunger strikes to focus national and worldwide attention on the causes he defended. As he famously stated, “The truest act of courage, the strongest act of manliness is to sacrifice ourselves for others in a totally non-violent struggle for justice.”