Farm Labor Movement

Cesar Chavez, born on March 31, 1927, near Yuma, Arizona, played a pivotal role in the Farm Labor Movement. In 1938, his family moved to California, where he worked as a migrant farm laborer across various towns. In 1962, he co-founded the National Farm Workers Association (NFWA), which later merged with the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee (AWOC) to form the United Farm Workers (UFW) labor union. These videos from the Center's KCRA and KOVR collections document the movement's fight for better pay, working conditions, and the right to organize for farm workers.