More on Mexican-American civil rights leader Cesar Chavez, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cesar_Chavez, who was born on March 31, 1927. He would have been 85 years old on March 31, 2012, but died at age 66. Additional info below on a March 30 special program on Chavez on KXCI radio.
And if you want to learn more about Chavez listen to KXCI radio:
Tune in to 91.3 KXCI Community Radio on Friday, March 30th from 7am to 6pm as we commemorate the life and legacy of labor and civil rights leader César Chávez.
Throughout the day, we’ll feature the voices of local educators, community leaders and activists who continue to be inspired by César E. Chávez. The historic struggles of César Chávez are still relevant today and many people in our border community are motivated by his work.
Arizona born César E. Chávez was a second generation American born in Yuma on March 31, 1927. Inspired by Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King and Mother Teresa, Chávez and Dolores Huerta organized farm workers throughout California. They fought for better working conditions, better wages and for just treatment of workers by striking, boycotting and marching for the United Farm Workers Union. César E. Chávez died peacefully in his sleep on April 23, 1993 in in San Luis, Arizona.
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