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Cesar Chavez Memorial Becomes National Monument
President Barack Obama will designate 105 acres of property where Chavez lived once lives a national monument.
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In this photo taken Tuesday Oct, 2, 2012, is the grave site where the Chicano farmworker leader Cesar Chavez is buried in the memorial garden in Keene, Calif. On Monday, President Barack Obama will designate the memorial and other sites on the property where the late farmworker leader once lived and worked as a national monument. Today, the foothills of the Tehachapi mountains continue to house the United Farm Workers of America headquarters and memorials to Chavez, though farmworkers no longer live there. President Obama is designating parts of the property as a national monument and visiting the site on Monday, a move seen as likely to shore up support from Hispanic and progressive voters just five weeks before the election. (AP Photo/Gosia Wozniacka)

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In this Oct, 2, 2012 photo is the 187-acre site in Keene, Calif, known as Nuestra Seora Reina de la Paz (Our Lady Queen of Peace), or simply La Paz, that served as the home and the planning center of Chicano leader Cesar Chavez and his farmworker movement starting in the 1970's. Today, the foothills of the Tehachapi mountains continue to house the United Farm Workers of America headquarters and memorials to Chavez, though farmworkers no longer live there. President Obama is designating parts of the property as a national monument and visiting the site on Monday, a move seen as likely to shore up support from Hispanic and progressive voters just five weeks before the election. (AP Photo/Gosia Wozniacka)

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In this photo taken Tuesday Oct. 2, 2012, is the preserved office and library of the farmworker leader Cesar Chavez available for viewing in the visitor center on the property where the late farmworker leader once lived and worked in Keene, Calif. Today, the foothills of the Tehachapi mountains continue to house the United Farm Workers of America headquarters and memorials to Chavez, though farmworkers no longer live there. President Barack Obama is designating parts of the property as a national monument and visiting the site on Monday, a move seen as likely to shore up support from Hispanic and progressive voters just five weeks before the election. (AP Photo/ Gosia Wozniacka)

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In this photo taken Tuesday Oct, 2, 2012, is the 187-acre site in Keene, Calif, known as Nuestra Seora Reina de la Paz (Our Lady Queen of Peace), or simply La Paz, which served as the home and the planning center of Chicano leader Cesar Chavez and his farmworker movement starting in the 1970's. Today, the foothills of the Tehachapi mountains continue to house the United Farm Workers of America headquarters and memorials to Chavez, though farmworkers no longer live there. President Obama is designating parts of the property as a national monument and visiting the site on Monday, a move seen as likely to shore up support from Hispanic and progressive voters just five weeks before the election. (AP Photo/Gosia Wozniacka)
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In this photo taken Tuesday Oct. 2, 2012, the United Farm Workers of America flag and the Virgin of Guadalupe statue are part of an exhibit in the visitor center at La Paz, the property that served as the home and planning center of Chicano leader Cesar Chavez and his farmworker movement starting in the 1970's in Keene, Calif. Today, the foothills of the Tehachapi mountains continue to house the United Farm Workers of America headquarters and memorials to Chavez, though farmworkers no longer live there. Presiden Obama is designating parts of the property as a national monument and visiting the site on Monday, a move seen as likely to shore up support from Hispanic and progressive voters just five weeks before the election. (AP Photo/Gosia Wozniacka)

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In this photo taken Tuesday Oct. 2, 2012, Paul Chavez, Cesar Chavez's middle son and president of the Cesar Chavez Foundation stands near his father's grave site in the memorial garden in Keene, Calif. Today, the foothills of the Tehachapi mountains continue to house the United Farm Workers of America headquarters and memorials to Chavez, though farmworkers no longer live there. President Obama is designating parts of the property as a national monument and visiting the site on Monday, a move seen as likely to shore up support from Hispanic and progressive voters just five weeks before the election. (AP Photo/Gosia Wozniacka)

Cesar Chavez Memorial Becomes National Monument

President Barack Obama will designate 105 acres of property where Chavez lived once lives a national monument.

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