Cesar Chavez. A Hero for Everyone by Gary Soto

By Gary Soto

¡Viva los angeles causa!

¡Viva César Chávez!

Up and down the San Joaquin Valley of California, and around the state, humans chanted those phrases. Cesar Chavez, a migrant employee himself, used to be assisting Mexican american citizens interact for larger wages, for greater operating stipulations, for higher lives.

No one suggestion they can win opposed to the wealthy and strong growers. yet Cesar used to be out to turn out them flawed -- and that he did.

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They would crack walnuts, collect bottles and copper for the junk man, and chop wood for neighbors. They worked for pennies, which they gave to their mother, just as their father turned over his pay when he had work. The two boys splurged occasionally to see a movie, but they soon got wise and convinced the manager of the movie house to pay them to sweep up spilled popcorn during intermission. That way they got to see the Lone Ranger movies for free, plus earn a little money. They left San José after all the prunes were picked and worked their way down California to the Oxnard area.

But the Giumarra farms were sneaky. They boxed and shipped their grapes under sixty different names. Shoppers in major cities couldn’t tell the difference. They were confused. The union came up with a solution: Boycott all fresh California grapes. “Don’t eat grapes,” Cesar told the nation. Seven days a week Cesar was on the road. He talked to college students, labor leaders, school children, politicians, growers, consumers, and farmworkers—anyone who would listen. While on the road, he was disturbed to hear that some union members weren’t obeying his policy of nonviolence.

He could see clearly how one group of poor people was being pitted against another more desperate group. But Cesar kept working, this time share-cropping a strawberry field outside of San José. Their first child, Fernando, was a year old, and another was on its way. CHAPTER FIVE A Time to Learn CESAR WENT AS far as the eighth grade, an accomplishment for a Mexican American in the 1930s. However, during the late 1940s and the early 1950s he got his true education. He met Catholic priests Donald McDonnell and Thomas McCullough and activist Fred Ross, all defenders of migrant workers.

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