César E. Chávez National Monument

  • César Chávez Gravesite at  ‎César Chávez National Monument



‎César E. Chávez National Monument Information

César E. Chávez revolutionized labor participation in our political age by organizing the first agricultural union. He's hailed as a Latino leader.

On October 8, 2012, the César E. Chávez National Monument was established as the 398th unit of the National Park System. Located in Keene, California, within the property known as Nuestra Señora Reina de La Paz (Our Lady Queen of Peace), the Monument commemorates the home and final resting place of renowned Latino civil rights activist César E. Chávez. The property also served as the former headquarters for the labor movement he helped create – the United Farm Workers of America (UFW).

César Chávez led farm workers and supporters in the establishment of the country's first permanent agricultural union. His leadership brought sustained international attention to the plight of U.S. farm workers, and secured higher wages and safer working conditions for them. Chávez is widely recognized as one of the most important Latino leaders in the United States during the twentieth century.

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29700 Woodford Tehachapi Road
Keene , CA

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