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Cesar Chavez (1927)close

Cesar Chavez was born in Yuma, Arizona. A Mexican American, he founded and led the first successful farm workers' union in U.S. history and was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1994. His birthday, March 31, is a state holiday in California, Colorado, and Texas, and exists to promote community service in honor of Chavez's life and work.

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