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The Words of Cesar Chavez

The Words of César Chávez

Author: Richard J. Jensen and John C. Hammerback

Year Published: 2002

Description: The Words of César Chávez is a compendium of the orations of Mexican-American farm worker and labor leader who, in 1962, co-founded the National Farm Workers Association, a forerunner to today's United Farm Workers of America. In it, editors Richard J. Jensen and John C. Hammerback analyze Chávez's major public addresses from 1965 to 1993 and provide historical insight into the strategies he used to galvanize support his forceful but non-violent campaign for social justice and civil rights for farm workers.

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'When we are really honest with ourselves we must admit our lives are all that really belong to us. So it is how we use our lives that determines the kind of men we are.'

The Words of César Chávez

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