Cesar Chávez (born César Estrada Chávez, locally [ˈ sesaɾ is ˈ t-aða ˈ tãaβes]; March 31, 1927 – April 23, 1993) was an American labor leader and civil rights activist who, along with Dolores Huerta, co-founded the National Association of workers Agriculture (later the Union of workers of the United Farm, UFW) in 1962. Originally a Mexican American farm worker, Chávez became the most well-known Latin American civil rights activist, and was strongly promoted by the American labor movement, who was eager to enroll members Hispanic. His approach to public relations with trade unionism and aggressive nevertheless non-violent tactics made the struggle of agricultural workers a moral cause with national support. At the end of the 1970, their tactics forced the producers to recognize UFW as a commercial agent for 50,000 field workers in California and Florida.
During his lifetime, Cesar Chavez College was one of the few institutions named in his honor, nevertheless after his death, he became a great historical icon for the Latino community, with large numbers schools, streets and parks bearing his name. It has Already become an icon for the organized and political work of leftists, symbolizing support for workers and Hispanic Empowerment based on the organization of grass roots. It is Also famous for popularizing the slogan “Yes, you can ” (Spanish for “If, can ” or, roughly, “Yes, can be done “), which was adopted as the slogan of Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign. Although UFW died a few years after Chávez died in 1993, his work led to numerous improvements for union workers. It has Already become an iconic “Saint folk ” In the Pantheon of Mexican Americans. His Birthday, March 31st, is a federal commemorative party (Cesar Chavez Day) observed by several States in the United States. He Received large numbers honors and accolades while he was still alive and after his death, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1994.