Dolores Clara Fernández Huerta is an American labor leader and civil rights activist who, with Cesar Chavez, is a co-founder of the National Farmworkers Association, which later merged with the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee to become the United Farm Workers. Huerta helped organize the Delano grape strike in 1965 in California and was the lead negotiator in the workers' contract that was created after the strike. Huerta has received numerous awards for her community service and advocacy for workers', immigrants', and women's rights, including the Eugene V. Debs Foundation Outstanding American Award, the United States Presidential Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Human Rights and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. She was the first Latina inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame, in 1993. Huerta is the originator of the phrase, "Sí, se puede". As a role model to many in the Latino community, Huerta is the subject of many corridos and murals.
|Born||Dolores Clara Fernández, April 10, 1930, Dawson, New Mexico, U.S.|
|Education||San Joaquin Delta College|
|Known for||Co-Founder of the National Farmworkers Association, Delano grape strike, Sí, se puede|
|Spouse(s)||Ralph Head (divorced), Ventura Huerta|
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|IMDb||Dolores Huerta's IMDb|
Advocate for women's' rights and immigrant workers' rights, who co-founded the National Farmworkers Association, which is now known as the United Farm Workers, in 1962.
She was a majorette in Girl Scouts.
She has been well recognized for her work receiving the Eugene V. Debs Foundation Outstanding American Award, the United States Presidential Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Human Rights, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and many more awards for her community service and advocacy.
She is the child of and Alicia Chavez and the mother of Lori and Celeste Head.
She co-founded the National Farmworkers Association with Cesar Chavez.
- Cesar Chavez - César Estrada Chávez was an American labor leader and civil rights activist. Along with Dolores Huerta, he co-founded the National Farm Workers Association, which later merged with the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee to become the United Farm Workers labor union.
- Larry Itliong - Larry Dulay Itliong, also known as "Seven Fingers", was a Filipino-American labor organizer.
- Philip Vera Cruz - Philip Vera Cruz was a Filipino American labor leader, farmworker, and leader in the Asian American movement. He helped found the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee, which later merged with the National Farm Workers Association to become the United Farm Workers.
- History of Mexican Americans - Mexican American history, or the history of American residents of Mexican descent, largely begins after the annexation of Northern Mexico in 1848, when the nearly 80,000 Mexican citizens of California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, and New Mexico became U.S. citizens.
- National Organization for Women Woman of Courage Award winners
- Cesar Chavez
- Labor relations in California
- University of the Pacific (United States) alumni
- Activists for Hispanic and Latino American civil rights
- Recipients of the Four Freedoms Award
- Members of the Democratic Socialists of America
- Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients
Latest information about Dolores Huerta updated on June 14 2021.