on July 15, 2010
You don't need to lead a bloody revolution to make a difference. "Cesar Chavez: A Photographic Essay" looks at the work of Cesar Chavez, a man who made his way through life trying to make a better world for the people of Latin America, even across the American border, protesting through non-violence the many practices negatively affecting Latin America. A solid biography through photography, "Cesar Chavez" is a core addition to any photography collection.
on June 18, 2015
Cesar Chavez a photographic essay by Ilan Stavans gives an extremely intimate and very detailed portrait of Mexican-American activist Cesar Chavez . Cesar Chavez was born to Mexican-American parents in Yuma, Arizona in 1927 . After the eighth grade he l quit school to help support his family doing farm labor. at age 17 he joined the U.S. Navy for 2 years.In 1948 he got married to his wife Helen and eventually had 8 children . In 1952 he became a part of the Community Service Organization a Latino civil rights organization founded by activist Fred Ross,senior .In 1962 with Mexican-American activist Dolors Huerta he founded the National Farm Workers Association;later known as the United Farm Workers Mexican-Americans and Filipino-Americans were two major ethnic groups involved with the farm labor movement in the 20th century .The farm labor movement was an important part of the larger Chicano/Latino civil rights movement.. The Delano Grape Strike that began in 1965 and lasted over 5 years was the first major victory of the farm labor movement headed by Cesar Chavez. Cesar Chavez died in 1993 .He provided decades of leadership to the larger farm worker movement. i highly recommend this excellent book to all readers that have an interest in Cesar Chavez . this book gives a lot of information about his life via photographs,a chronology and highly insightful writings