Skip to Content
HomeAbout this siteHelpSearch this site The Library of Congress
America's Story from America's LibraryMeet Amazing AmericansJump Back in TimeExplore the StatesJoin America at PlaySee, Hear and Sing
Meet Amazing Americans Activists & Reformers Cesar Chavez
 
Cesear and Helen Chavez
Cesear Chavez and his wife, Helen

Enlarge this image
Cesar Chavez Grows Up
Cesar's life growing up had a big impact on what he did with the rest of his life. In 1948, he married a woman who also was from a family of migrant farm workers. By 1959, the couple had eight children, and Chavez, who had little education and training, was forced to return to farm work. As before, life in the fields was harsh. Chavez decided he had to do something about it. He started to unite farm workers into a labor union. As a group they would try to get higher wages and better working conditions.
Back page 3 of 3 More Stories



Library Of Congress | Legal Notices | Privacy | Site Map | Contact Us