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Dozens march in honor of Cesar Chavez

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

The life and legacy of Cesar Chavez was celebrated Saturday, during a Lubbock march in his honor.

Chavez was a Latino civil rights activist who promoted non-violence. March 31st is recognized as Cesar Chavez Day across the country, and it would have been his birthday. Dozens of people came out to march in his honor in Lubbock.

Organizers say they saw a lot of participants from all different cultures. Also on hand during the event, were two of Chavez's nieces, who described the leader as soft spoken.

"Quiet, but when he had something he wanted to get across, like something that needed to be changed when there was an injustice anywhere, he could become a force to be reckoned with, definitely," niece Lupe Chavez Gilbreath said.

Saturday's march started on North University and Cesar Chavez drive, went up South University and ended in the parking lot of Cavazos Middle School.

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