Dolores Huerta is a civil rights activist who has battled against inequity for over 50 years. She co-founded the United Farm Workers with Cesar Chavez in 1962. A skilled organizer and tough negotiator, Huerta was instrumental in the union’s many successes, including the strikes against California grape growers in the 1960s and 1970s.
Dolores Huerta has received many honors for her activism, including the Ellis Island Medal of Freedom Award (1993) and the Eleanor Roosevelt Award (1998). In 2011, President Obama awarded Huerta with the Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award.
Today Dolores Huerta continues her fight for social justice and advocates for the rights of workers, immigrants, women and the LGBT community.
For more information about Dolores Huerta and the Dolores Huerta Foundation visit http://doloreshuerta.org/.
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