Yesterday, Barack Obama announced the official dedication of the new Cesar E. Chavez National Monument in Keene, California, which encompasses a 3-acre portion of La Paz. It was donated by the late labor leader's family and includes Chavez's grave site, his office, and a small, white wood-frame house where his widow, Helen, still lives.

In the video below, Obama discusses the legacy of Cesar Chavez, who led the farmworker labor movement in the '60s and '70s.

"It's also a story of people, of determined, fearless, hopeful people who have always been willing to devote their lives to making this country a little more just and a little more free...Today we celebrate Cesar Chavez."

[via LATimes]