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Penn Quarter in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Cesar Chavez

1927 - 1993

 
 
Cesar Chavez Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, July 13, 2008
1. Cesar Chavez Marker
Inscription.  Led by his desire to secure a better quality of life for migrant farm workers, Cesar Chavez helped found the United Farm Workers of America, the first effective farm workers' union in the United States. Under his leadership of nonviolent protest, the UFW was able to secure improved wages and benefits, more humane living and working conditions, and better job security for some of the poorest workers in America. Through his life of service, Chavez provided inspiration to countless others.

"We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community... Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own."
— Cesar Chavez

"The Extra Mile: Points of Light Volunteer Pathway."

Small, lower marker:
Made possible by the support of the Ford Motor Company.
 
Erected 2005 by The Extra Mile: Points of Light: Volunteer Pathway. (Marker Number 16.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture
Cesar Chavez Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, July 13, 2008
2. Cesar Chavez Marker
"The Extra Mile: Points of Light Volunteer Pathway"
Civil RightsHispanic AmericansLabor Unions. In addition, it is included in the D.C. - Points of Light Volunteer Pathway series list.
 
Location. 38° 53.897′ N, 77° 1.937′ W. Marker is in Penn Quarter in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is on G Street Northwest west of 14th Street Northwest. The marker is a 42 inch diameter "medallion" in the sidewalk - Number 16 on the "Extra Mile: Points of Light Volunteer Pathway". Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20005, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mary Church Terrell (a few steps from this marker); Eunice Kennedy Shriver (within shouting distance of this marker); Juliette Gordon Low (within shouting distance of this marker); Helen Keller 1880 - 1969 (within shouting distance of this marker); Martin Luther King, Jr. 1929 - 1968 (within shouting distance of this marker); Harriet Tubman circa 1820 - 1913 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); W. D. Boyce 1858 - 1929 (about 300 feet away); Luther and Charlotte Gulick (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Penn Quarter.
 
Also see . . .  Cesar Chavez.
Cesar Chavez Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 5, 2016
3. Cesar Chavez Marker
(Submitted on July 28, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. Latino, Chicano, Mexican Americans
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 9, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 28, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,059 times since then and 23 times this year. Last updated on January 20, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 28, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   3. submitted on September 7, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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