March 31, 2017 all-day

On 31 March 1927, Cesar Chavez, a labor leader who organized migrant farm workers in support of better working conditions, was born at Yuma, AZ. Chavez initiated the National Farm Workers Association in 1962, attracting attention to the migrant farm workers’ plight by organizing boycotts of products including grapes and lettuce. He died 23 April 1993, at San Luis, AZ. His birthday is a holiday in California.

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