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César Chávez

Stop--don’t cross that picket line! In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby introduce you to the life and work of the great Mexican-American labor leader César Chávez. You’ll learn about the difficult lives of migrant workers, as well as how Chávez’s childhood experiences shaped his politics. You’ll discover what labor unions are and why Chávez joined one. Plus, you’ll learn why millions of Americans boycotted grapes for five years, and how Chávez used non-violent means to change the lives of thousands of American and immigrant farm workers. Finally, you’ll find out how Chávez’s legacy continues today.

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