Cesar Chavez Memorial Walkway
Cesar Chavez was an American labor leader and civil rights activist who co-founded the National Farm Workers Association (later the United Farm Workers union, UFW) in 1962. Originally a Mexican American farm worker, Chavez became the best known Latino American civil rights activist for the "no uvas" and "si se puede" campaigns to gain rights for farm workers.
Begin the tour, best via automobile, at Plaza de Cesar Chavez in Downtown San Jose and drive to San Jose State University to see the Arch of Dignity, Equality, and Justice. Other stops along the way include the Mexican Heritage Plaza, Cesar Chavez Elementary School, Mayfair Community Center, and Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. End the tour at the former Chavez Family Home, privately owned, but dawning a plaque commemorating this important leader and activist.