Dolores Huerta

American labor leader

Dolores Clara Fernandez Huerta (born April 10, 1930) is a labor leader and civil rights activist. Huerta, along with César Chávez, founded the National Farmworkers Association. This later became the United Farm Workers (UFW).

Dolores Clara Huerta
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Dolores Huerta at the University of Chicago, 2009.
Born (1930-04-10) April 10, 1930 (age 90)
OccupationLabor leader and activist

Huerta has received many awards for her community service and her support for workers', immigrants', and women's rights. These include the Eugene V. Debs Foundation Outstanding American Award, the United States Presidential Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Human Rights,[1] and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Huerta is a role model to many in the Latin community. She is the subject of many corridos (ballads) and paintings.


  1. "Biography: Dolores Clara Fernandez Huerta". National Women's History Museum, Education & Resources. Retrieved 27 February 2012.

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