Posted: Feb 21, 2011 9:11 AM
Updated: Feb 21, 2011 9:11 AM
DELANO, Calif. (AP) U.S Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is set to dedicate a National Historic Landmark plaque to commemorate the land and buildings in Central California where the United Farm Workers of America was founded in the mid-1960s.
Salazar will be at Delano's "Forty Acres" Monday to honor the site that hosted some of the most momentous events that shaped Cesar Chavez's farmworker movement and inspired millions to social and political activism.
Salazar will be joined by relatives of Chavez and current UFW leaders.
Designated as a National Historic Landmark in October 2008, the "Forty Acres" was where Chavez held two public fasts and where grape growers signed their first union contracts in 1970, after five years of grape strikes and boycotts. The site also hosts a clinic and retirement village.
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