Cesar Chavez

  • Born in Yuma, Arizona

  • Family loses ranch and moves to California

  • Joins the military during World War II

  • Married Helen Febela

  • NFWA

    Started a union called the National Farm Workers Association.
  • Strike against grape growers

    The NFWA began a 5-year strike against California's grape growers.
  • Boycott

    The NFWA boycotted against the most powerful local grower.
  • Appeared before Kent County Superior Court

  • New law

    The California Agiculture Labor Relations Act is signed into law to protect farmworkers.
  • Died in San Luis, Arizona at 66 years old