|| The late Cesar Chavez was a migrant farmworker by birth and by trade. His formal education ended after the eight grade. He never owned a house. He didn't own a car. He never made more than $6,000 a year. This quiet and unobtrusive man took hold of the migrant laborer union movement and inspired it to success against the farm owners and agribusiness interests so historically hostile to the union movement. Compiled by Ann McGregor and enhanced with photographs by George Elfie Ballis, Remembering Cesar: The Legacy Of Cesar Chavez is a fitting memorial and tribute to the man and his legacy. Composed of first hand accounts by 45 men and women those who knew Chavez best, we find a man who was uncommonly complex; who despite his limited formal education went on to become very well-red in his later life; who was both driven and focuses, humble and empathetic; and exceedingly principled. Remembering Cesar his a highly recommended biographical portrait recommended for students of the American labor movement, and the continuing struggle of the American farmworker for honest recognition, fair compensation, decent working conditions, and a better life for themselves and their children.
Ann McGregor (Compiler), Cindy Wathen (Editor), George Elfie Ballis (Photographer), George Ballis