San Jose church may be named national historic landmark

FILE - San Jose's McDonnell Hall is seen in this undated image. (KGO-TV)

It was 50 years ago this week when Cesar Chavez helped launch a grape boycott and a nationwide battle for farmworker rights.

Chavez first learned the craft of community organizing at a meeting hall in San Jose.

Now, that building stands one step closer to being named a national historic landmark.

McDonnell Hall sits on the grounds of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish on east San Antonio Street.

It recently earned status as a California historic landmark.

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