A leader in the labor, Chicano, and feminist movements, Dolores Huerta’s work in the Schenley Grape Boycott as well as the rest of her life is on display in a new exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery. Huerta’s part in the farm workers’ movement was integral to its success, but is sometimes forgotten. “In a recent Chavez biopic, for example,” writes the Washington Post, “a male lawyer is depicted as negotiating a groundbreaking labor contract for farmworkers, when, according to Huerta, she was the negotiator.” Huerta’s life from her family to the fields serves as a reminder that every basic right must be fought for -- and won. Read more about the exhibit here. Photo courtesy of pbs.org
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