Park to honor labor leader

National Park Service proposes César Chávez National Historic Park

The U.S. National Park Service announced on Oct. 24 a proposal to create the César Chávez National Historic Park, which would comprise sites in both California—where Chávez (pictured) became famous as a labor leader and nonviolent human-rights advocateand Arizona, where he was born.

The proposed park honoring Chávez, who passed away in 1993, would consist of the Forty Acres National Historic Landmark and the Filipino Community Hall in the Central Valley city of Delano, the César E. Chávez National Monument at Nuestra Señora Reina de la Paz in Keene, where Chávez is buried, as well as the Santa Rita Center in Phoenix, Ariz., according to the Los Angeles Times.