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César Chávez (1927-1993) was a labor leader, community organizer, and civil rights activist. He was the co-founder of the National Farm Workers Association (NFWA) in 1962 which was later the United Farm Workers Labor Union (UFW). His strikes and non-violent disobedience methods led to the improvement of farm labor laws, farm workers pay, and work conditions.
In 1994, Chávez was awarded the Medal of Freedom.
For additional background information on the life and work of César Chávez please visit the César Chávez Foundation website and the United Farm Workers website.