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Dolores Huerta: Revolution in the Fields/Revolución en los Campos

Dolores Huerta: Revolution in the Fields/Revolución en los Campos shares the compelling story of legendary activist and leader Dolores Huerta (b. 1930) and the farm workers movement of the 1960s and 70s. It is a quintessentially American tale of struggle and sacrifice, of courage and victory.

As a complement to the exhibition, these educational resources explore Huerta's public life as an activist and co-founder of the United Farm Workers  (UFW) and what led her to become a Latina civil rights icon. In her life as a communicator, organizer, lobbyist, contract negotiator, teacher and mother,  Huerta's unparalleled leadership skills helped dramatically improve the lives of farm workers.

Users will broaden their understanding of the farm workers movement through a careful look at Dolores Huerta's significant - but often under-acknowledged - contributions. The exhibition and educational resources also explore how workers of different ethnic and racial backgrounds came together to empower the movement and how the arts played an essential role. In addition, users will come to understand Huerta's far-reaching impact and important legacy.

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Dolores Huerta Revolution in the Fields / Revolución en los Campos

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Dolores Huerta speaking at a rally

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Fred Ross and Dolores Huerta

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Image of Dolores Huerta with "Huelga" Sign

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Dolores Huerta

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Coming Into Montgomery

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The Edmund Pettus Bridge

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Anti-Vietnam March. San Francisco, CA. 1967

National Museum of American History

Bring the Troops Home Now

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Poster, "Viva la Huelga/ Don't buy Farrah pants!"

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BOYCOTT GRAPES & LETTUCE

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Cookbook for Protestors, 1970s

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Braceros Working with Short-Handled Hoes

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Boycott Lettuce Protest Button

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El Teatro campesino, viva la huelga!

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Poster, Si Se Puede Boycott Lettuce and Grapes

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Farm Workers' Altar

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Sun Mad

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Dolores Huerta

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Dolores Huerta with High School Volunteers

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Fields in the Central Valley, CA

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Community Engagement Resource (English and Spanish)

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Additional Resources

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