Richard Chavez
Richard Chavez: From Carpenter to Civil Rights Leader
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 07/29/2011 - 12:30

Richard Chavez was a carpenter who helped build a movement.

While Cesar Chavez was the face of the struggle to gain fair wages and treatment for California farmworkers, his brother Richard, who died Wednesday at 81 after complications from surgery, was crucial in helping build the United Farmworkers union, both physically and philosophically.

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