Fred Ross Sr. (1910-1992) was an American writer, community organizer, and social worker. Ross helped many Latinos and other minorities throughout his lifetime. He is the one who mentored activists César Chávez and Dolores Huerta. He is also viewed, not only by Chavez, but by many of us as a hero. Ross was born in San Francisco, CA and raised in LA. He landed a position as a caseworker during The Great Depression, but later decided to quit his job in order to become active in fighting for those suffering injustices. He battled racial segregation and discrimination. He found along with Chavez and Huerta the United Farm Workers union in 1962. He is the author of Conquering Goliath: Cesar Chavez at the Beginning. He had three children: Robert, Julia, and Fred Jr. Ross was inducted last year in the California Hall of Fame commemorating him for his work where he helped reshape laws and made history.