Photo Essay: Cesar Chavez Statue Unveiled
Cesar Chavez Day has been a commemorative holiday by proclamation of President Obama since 2014, to honor the labor organizer and union leader who dedicated his life to the working conditions, pay, and treatment of farm workers. As a special tribute from the Latino community this year, his life-sized bronze statue was unveiled on the south side of Milwaukee. Fundraising events collected the $50,000 needed to erect the monument, which stands in front of El Rey supermarket, along Cesar E. Chavez Drive. City leaders and members of the community crowded in the rain to take part in the event.