Opening of Cesar E. Chavez National Monument

As 7000 people applauded, President Barack Obama dedicated the Cesar E. Chavez National Monument on October 8, 2012.  This is the first national monument to honor a contemporary Mexican American.  The Monument is located on a 187-acre site, known as Nuestra Senora Reina de la Paz (Our Lady Queen of Peace), which was a center of the United Farm Workers of America.  Beginning in 1971, La Paz was the locale where Chavez and many organizers lived and strategized.  (Photo by Carolyn Kaster / AP)

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