May Celebrity of the Month – Cesar Chavez


Picture of Cesar Chavez

Chávez was born on March 31, 1927 and died on April 23, 1993.

He was a Mexican-American farm worker, labor leader, and civil rights activists who co-founded the National Farm Workers Association.

His work led to improvements for union laborers.

César Chávez’s birthday is a holiday in eight U.S. states.  Many parks, cultural centers, libraries, schools, and streets have been named in his honor in cities across the United States.