Originally an American farmer of Mexican origin, Cesar Chavez (1927-1993) became an important civil rights activist and a labor leader. He is a co-founder of the National Farm Workers Association (currently, the United Farm Workers union), which played an important role in making known the struggle and defending the rights of tens of thousands of field workers (among which there was a significant proportions of migrants). Due to these merits, he became an icon of Mexican American empowerment (his birthday has even become a federal commemorative holiday). Many essays focus on his non-violent ways of fighting for justice (and his arguments in favor of such strategy), on his achievements, biography, etc. Check out the essay samples below for inspiration.