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December 4, 1970

03-boycott-lettuce-1972-susan-due-pearcyFollowing an injunction against the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee and Cesar Chavez, specifically, around picketing lettuce grower Bud Antle during the Salinas Valley farmworkers’ strike, Chavez refuses to call off the boycott and is arrested. Chavez was jailed for two weeks until the California Supreme Court ordered his release.

March 31, 2013


Today Cesar Chavez Day is celebrated as an official state holiday in California, Colorado, and Texas and unofficially throughout the United States.  The day honors the life and work of farm workers’ advocate, union activist, and civil rights leader Cesar Chavez.

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