Activist Cesar Chavez, right, shown at a 1977 rally in Guadalupe, California, will be honored Monday with a national monument.
Activist Cesar Chavez, right, shown at a 1977 rally in Guadalupe, California, will be honored Monday with a national monument.

By Josh Levs, CNN

(CNN) – President Obama will make modern history Monday when he announces the creation of a monument to honor Cesar Chavez, as he works to energize Latino voters less than a month before the presidential election.

The Cesar E. Chavez National Monument will become the 398th park in the National Park Service system, and the first since the 1700s to honor a Latino, the park service told CNN.

The president will speak at the event in Keene, California, on land known as Nuestra Señora Reina de la Paz, where Chavez lived and led the farm worker movement.

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