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37-Cent Stamp to Honor Labor Leader Chavez

September 19, 2002|From Times Wire Reports

The U.S. Postal Service said it will issue a stamp in April honoring farm labor leader Cesar E. Chavez.

Paul Chavez, son of the civil rights campaigner, said the 37-cent stamp "is a powerful vehicle to introduce a new generation of Americans to his vital legacy."

Chavez is best known as the founder of the United Farm Workers of America.

The Postal Service also announced that its traditional Christmas stamp this year will feature artist Jan Gossaert's "Madonna and Child." The 37-cent stamp will be issued Oct. 10.

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