Dolores Huerta

Title

Dolores Huerta

Subject

Labor and women's rights activism

Description

Labor activist whose work creating the United Farm Workers Union gave a disenfranchised group of laborers a voice in work relations

Creator

Amy French

Source

Image: Wiki Commons

Birth Date

1930

Birthplace

Dawson, New Mexico, USA

Occupation

Labor leader and civil rights activist

Biographical Text

Dolores Huerta is probably best known for her fight alongside Cesar Chavez to bring some of the nation's most downtrodden workers, farm employees, collective bargaining. Huerta was an extraordinarily influential advocate for farm-workers, but later in her life she took a leave of absence from labor activism to fight for women's rights. She encouraged Hispanic women to run for political office; her campaign resulted in a significant increase in the numbers of women representatives at local, state, and federal levels. Huerta continues to advocate for women, children, and the working poor.

Bibliography

De Ruiz, Dana Catherine and Richard Larios. La Causa: The Migrant Farmworkers' Story. (Raintree Steck-Vaughn, 1992).

Dunne, John Gregory. Delano: The Story of the California Grape Strike. (Farrar, 1976).

Also see, National Women's History Museum: http://www.nwhm.org/education-resources/biography/biographies/dolores-fernandez-huerta/

Dolores Huerta Foundaion: http://doloreshuerta.org/dolores-huerta/

Radio recording titled Women Who Dared: http://www.delta.edu/socsci/history/this-moment-in-time.aspx

Files

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Date Added
June 8, 2014
Collection
Reform (Social or Labor)
Item Type
Person
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Citation
Amy French, “Dolores Huerta,” Women Who Dared, accessed October 20, 2019, https://womenwhodared.omeka.net/items/show/17.