Glendale to dedicate street for Cesar Chavez

Posted at 5:28 AM, Mar 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-31 08:28:22-04

The Phoenix suburb of Glendale is honoring civil rights icon Cesar Chavez with a street in his name.

Glendale officials will dedicate Cesar Chavez Boulevard on Friday, the day after what would have been Chavez's 89th birthday.

Born near Yuma, Chavez used marches, boycotts and hunger strikes to bring attention to the plight of impoverished and overworked rural laborers.

He formed the National Farm Workers Association, which later became United Farm Workers.

Chavez died in 1993 at the age of 66.

A dedication ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m.