How many children did Cesar Chavez have?


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Labor leader and activist Cesar Chavez had eight children with his high school sweetheart wife, Helen Fabela. They named their children Fernando, Sylvia, Linda, Eloise, Liz, Paul, Anna and Anthony and made their home in Delano, California.

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Chavez was born in Arizona to a Mexican-American family with six children. His family eventually moved to California, where his parents worked as migrant farm workers. Chavez also worked on farms until his mid-20s when he became involved with the Community Service Organization. In 1962, he founded the National Farm Workers Association and led several labor strikes in an effort to gain better pay and treatment for farm workers. He was known for using non-violent methods, such as hunger strikes, marches, and boycotts to achieve his goals.

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