Dolores Clara Fernández Huerta (born April 10, 1930) 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 (UFW). 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 (Mexican or Mexican-American ballads) and murals.In California, April 10 is Dolores Huerta Day.
Dolores Clara Fernández
April 10, 1930
|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)|
|Quotations related to Dolores Huerta at Wikiquote|
co-founded the National Farmworkers Association, today known as the United Farm Workers, in 1962 as an advocate for women's and immigrant workers' rights.
She is the child of and Alicia Chavez and the mother of Lori and Celeste Head.
She was a Girl Scout majorette.
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 co-founded the National Farmworkers Association with Cesar Chavez.
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● Dolores Huerta was born on April 10, 1930 (age 92) in Dawnson, New Mexico, United States ● She is a celebrity civil rights leader
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