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Thursday July 28, 2011

Brother of Cesar Chavez, Richard Chavez, Dies – Helped Organized Grape Boycotts of ‘60s

Brother of Cesar Chavez, Richard Chavez, Dies – Helped Organized Grape Boycotts of ‘60s

Photo: Richard Chavez Dies in Bakersfield

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The brother of Cesar Chavez, Richard Chavez has died in California at the age of 81.  Richard helped his brother build the United Farm Workers to the political and civil rights force it became.

Richard was born, like his brother, a migrant farm worker who grew up during the Great Depression.

According to the Mexican-American Legal Defense & Educational Fund (MALDEF):

“Richard joined the United Farm Workers of America as a young man and dedicated the rest of his life to chasing the dream envisioned by him, his brother Cesar Chavez and others of a day in which farmworkers and all Latinos would achieve full access to justice.”

While Eva Longoria noted:

“ The impact and spirit of Richard Chavez’ dedication and commitment to the underserved will live forever.”