Cesar Chavez home named a monument

Posted: October 9, 2012 at 4:55 a.m.

President Barack Obama embraces United Farm Workers President Arturo Rodriguez upon arriving Monday to speak at the Cesar E. Chavez National Monument in Keene, Calif.

President Barack Obama on Monday designated the home of Hispanic labor leader Cesar Chavez as a national monument, calling Chavez a hero who brought hope to millions of poor, disenfranchised farm workers who otherwise might have remained “invisible” to much of the nation.

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