By Jacques E. Levy, Fred Ross Jr.
“[An] exceedingly fascinating and intimate oral historical past . . . opposed to a heritage of hotels and all-night cafs and moves, the excessive reduction within which the characters stand out is actually attention-grabbing. Jacques Levy’s biography of Chavez has unforgettable descriptive passages and wonderful photographs.” —The Nation
Mexican-American civil rights and exertions activist Cesar Chavez (1927–1993), involves existence during this shiny portrait of the charismatic and influential fighter who boycotted supermarkets and took on agencies, the govt, and the robust Teamsters Union. Jacques E. Levy won remarkable entry to Chavez and the United Farm staff Union in scripting this account of 1 of the main winning exertions routine in background that could additionally function a guidebook for social and political change.
“[The] definitive paintings. The book’s significant contribution lies in its portrait of the fellow himself—deeply non secular in a nearly mystical type; a devoted battler, yet no longer a committed hater; a pace-setter who not just won't ask, yet won't enable his fans to make the sacrifices he has made.” —Publishers Weekly
“One of the heroic figures of our time.” —Senator Robert F. Kennedy
Jacques E. Levy (1927–2004), a prize-winning journalist, spent six years with Cesar Chavez getting to know and penning this book.
Fred Ross Jr. is a spokesperson for the provider Employees’ foreign Union and the son of Fred Ross, Chavez’s mentor.
Jacqueline Levy is the daughter of Jacques E. Levy and a highschool technology instructor in Sonoma County, California.
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How come they don't do it" we would complain. "Never mind, just go ahead and do it," Dad would answer. Sometimes my uncle would come over with his sons and help with the cotton, and we would go over there and help him. My mother raised chickens, and we gathered the eggs which she sold for five or six cents a dozen to people from Yuma. She also sold milk to them for something like three or five cents a quart. But then the depression got worse, and we couldn't sell anything. People didn't even have five cents.
Eduvigis. St. Eduvigis was a Polish duchess who, in the early Christian era, gave up all of her worldly possessions, distributed them among the poor, and became a Christian. On the saint's birthday, October 16, my mom would find some needy person to help and, until recently, she would always invite people to the house, usually hobos. She would go out purposely to look for someone in need, give him something, and never take anything in return. If a man was selling pencils, she would give him some money but wouldn't take a pencil.
And that I should answer, "My name is Rita Chavez," and other little things like this. So two years later, when Cesar was ready for school, it was my turn to teach him. We would play school, and he would sit by me. But then, when it was time for school he said, "Oh, no. If they don't sit me by you, I'm not going to go to school. " We were very close. The teachers were Anglos and school was in English, but I would say 95 percent of the people in the village of Gila were our relatives, and there were only a few families that were not Spanishspeaking.