Illustration by Manuel Gregorio Acosta

Illustration by Manuel Gregorio Acosta

By Maya Davis, age 13

1.    I was born on March 31, 1927, near Yuma, Arizona, to a Mexican family of migrant farm laborers.

2.    I co-founded the National Farm Workers Association.

3.    I also led the delano grape strike in 1965.  Farm workers refused to work, and as a result, we won contracts for better wages and conditions.

4.    I believed in non-violent methods of protesting and fasted (didn’t eat) for 36 days to protest the health hazards of farm workers exposed to pesticides.

Answer: Cesar Chavez