Dolores Huerta

Dolores Huerta, “Huelga,” during grape strike, Delano, California, Sept. 24, 1965.
Harvey Wilson Richards. © Harvey Richards Media Archive

Exhibit Dates: March 8–May 7, 2023
Location: Broome Library, Exhibition Hall

The Center for Community Engagement in partnership with the John Spoor Broome Library and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service is proud to host the Dolores Huerta: Revolution in the Fields / Revolución en los Campos. The exhibition 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. The exhibition, which features bilingual text (English-Spanish), explores Huerta’s public life as an activist and co-founder of the United Farm Workers Union (UFW), and what led her to become a Latina civil rights icon. In her life as a teacher, mother, communicator, organizer, lobbyist, and contract negotiator, her unparalleled leadership skills helped dramatically improve the lives of farm workers.

The exhibition is organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in collaboration with the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C. This exhibition received federal support from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center.

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Listen to Taína Caragol, curator of Latino art and history at the National Portrait Gallery discuss Dolores Huerta.

Dolores Huerta marching with supportersfor farm worker rights

Dolores Huerta leads supporters of the United Farm Workers (UFW) in an unidentified march, early 1970s.
Unidentified photographer, Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan.

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