Happy Birthday Cesar Chavez!

On my Instagram page, I’m counting down to Sunday’s premiere of Mad Men by posting images reflecting 1969 (the first part of the series finale ended in the summer of ’69). What an appropriate treat it was to discover that Cesar Chavez graced the cover of Time Magazine that same year! Happy Birthday Cesar Chavez!

#1969- July, 1969, Cesar Chavez was on the cover of Time Magazine, brining more attention to the work of Farm Workers, and their leaders. They should have shown someone reading this issue on Mad Men (#myfantasy) … Happy Birthday Cesar Chavez!!! Your inspiration continues to touch lives today. It was your biography that got some of my students to finally pick up a book, it is your story that inspired some of my students to say "I'm Latino/Chicano/Mexican and Proud!", it is your story that allowed some of my Black students to see the similarities between themselves and their Latino classmates, and it is your story that inspires me to show my students their own power. Thank you! #countdowntoMadMen #CesarChavez #americanheroes #LatinoHeroes #CaliforniaHistory #americanHistory #TimeMagazine

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