When the man who feeds the world by toiling in the fields is himself deprived of the basic rights of feeding, sheltering, and caring for his own family, the whole community of man is sick.
National Monument Proclamation
In 2012, President Obama signed a presidential proclamation creating César E. Chávez National Monument to mark the extraordinary achievements and contributions to the history of the United States made by César Chávez and the farm worker movement. The full text of the proclamation is available online.
In 2015, the National Park Service completed the Foundation Document for César E. Chávez National Monument, a tool that will provide basic guidance for planning and management decisions. Read our Overview of the Foundation Document to learn about the monument's purpose, significance, fundamental resources and values, and interpretive themes.
Resource Study Executive SummaryThis executive summary summarizes the final study report which includes the NPS determinations about the eligibility of the study area as a unit of the national park system, as well as the selected alternative recommended to Congress by the Secretary of the Interior.
Designation as a National Historic Landmark
On the same day that President Obama created César E. Chávez National Monument, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced the designation of the Nuestra Señora Reina de la La Paz site as a national historic landmark. The full text of the national landmark nomination includes details about the site and a history of its significance to the farmworker movement.
Last updated: August 10, 2020