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Meet Amazing Americans 社会运动家与改革家 凯萨查维斯 (Cesar Chavez)  
 
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Woman and child, farm workers, Delano, Calif., in 1966
正在捡拾碗豆的农场季节工人(Migrant farm worker)
加州德拉诺(Delano)1966

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凯萨查维斯的成长过程

凯萨查维斯出生于亚利桑那州尤马附近的北吉拉谷,家中孩童数共六个。他的父母拥有一座农场及一家小型杂货店,但1930年代的大萧条让他们丧失了所有的家产。为了存活下来,凯萨查维斯及他的家人成为农场季节工人,为找工作的他们,在加州居无定所。这是一份艰辛的工作,而且他们无法在任何一处久留;查维斯一家一年四季都得进行采收工作。冬季是豌豆及莴苣、春季是樱桃及豆子、夏季是玉米及葡萄及秋季是棉花。您认为对查维斯一家人来说,这是个怎么样的生活?


Cesar Chavez was born in North Gila Valley, near Yuma, Arizona. He was one of six children. His parents owned a ranch and a small grocery store, but during the Great Depression in the 1930s they lost everything. In order to survive, Cesar Chavez and his family became migrant farm workers, traveling around California to find work. It was hard work, and they did not live in the same place for long. The Chavez family would pick peas and lettuce in the winter, cherries and beans in the spring, corn and grapes in the summer, and cotton in the fall. What kind of a life do you think this was for Cesar's family?
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