Happy Birthday, César Chávez
César Estrada Chávez was born on March 31, 1927, in Yuma, Arizona.
When Chávez was 10, his grandmother died and the local government auctioned off the family’s farmstead to pay for back taxes. Chávez and his family then made their way to California. They moved around California quite a bit, finding work as agricultural laborers. On weekends, Chávez joined his family in this work.