September 19th, 2011
San Antonio Names Street after Cesar Chavez

After months of legal hubbub and protest, and just in time for Hispanic Heritage Month, the city of San Antonio has officially named one of its streets in honor of Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard.

In July, a judge blocked the legal challenge brought forth by the San Antonio Conservation Society, a group that attempted to prohibit the change and lost, according to KSAT.  It was kind of a controversial move that involved a lot of historical tension in the city. Some even claimed that the division went mostly along racial lines, dividing Latinos on the San Antonio City Council from their non-Latino counterparts.

Whatever the case, the signs are up. And, aside from fiestas patrias, Latinos around the nation have one more reason to celebrate this Hispanic Heritage Month. For better pictures of the new street signs check out Voice of the Mainland. What do you think, do you have a César Chávez street in your hometown?

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