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César Chávez

How do you face an uphill battle with no guarantee of a successful outcome and no real end in sight?

César Chávez stayed committed, passionate, and strong.

César Chávez knew misery from as far back as he could remember. During the Great Depression, his family lost their Arizona ranch and grocery store and, to make ends meet, had no choice but to join the mass migration to California to pick produce. It was year-round, backbreaking work: cherries and beans in spring; corn and grapes in summer; cotton in fall; peas and lettuce in winter. They were always on the move, rarely clean, and forever hungry. 

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