One Life: Dolores Huerta highlights the significant role of this Latina leader in the California farm workers’ movement of the 1960s and 1970s.
The exhibit illuminates Huerta as the co-founder, with César Chávez, of the United Farm Workers (UFW), and highlights her position as the union’s lobbyist and contract negotiator. Huerta was instrumental in achieving major legal protections and a better standard of living for farm workers, yet she remains largely under-acknowledged in history. The exhibition is the first in a national museum to draw attention to her contributions.
The exhibition coincides with the 50th anniversary of the September 1965 grape strike that launched the farm workers movement. This 11th installment in the One Life series is the first devoted to a Latina.
Whether you go or no, Dolores Huerta: Labor Leader tells of the life and achievements of United Farm Workers co-founder, Dolores Huerta, beginning with her birth and young life and emphasizing the events that made her one of the 20th-century's most influential Hispanics.