It’s Cesar Chavez Day (1927 – 1993) which is also his birthday, March 31st. He had personal reasons for taking up the cause of migrant farm workers. This hero of the recent past knew about injustice and prejudice first hand. Born in Arizona, his family had a grocery store and land but lost land during the Great Depression. Their home was taken away although his father agreed to clear 80 acres in return for the deed to their humble home. The bank didn’t honor their deal. He, his siblings, and parents became migrant workers. As a self-taught charismatic rhetorical genius, he organized the United Farm Workers, and they were able to bargain with growers.