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Dolores at 80 / by Maria Hinojosa | August 18, 2010

Dolores at 80

Dolores Huerta. The woman behind some of the most important huelgas America has ever seen. At 80, the legendary activist is no little old lady — she’s a force to be reckoned with. Co-founder of the United Farm Workers, now leader of the Dolores Huerta Foundation, she’s championed dozens of civil and human rights causes alongside some of the most prominent people of the 20th and 21st centuries… and she has no intention of stopping anytime soon.

She sat down and talked with Maria Hinojosa about her work and her life.


Right-click here to download an .mp3 of this segment.

Special thanks to WGBH Boston for the audio of Maria and Dolores’s conversation. Find out more about WGBH’s One on One with Maria Hinojosa. And thanks to Marcos Najera for audio from the 80th birthday celebration.

Dolores Huerta Timeline

See some of the moments from Dolores Huerta’s life as she describes, in her own words, how she got involved in community organizing.

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Michelle says:

Tammy, I agree! I showed this to some of my girl fdiners after class today and they all were inspired. Girls all over the world should be given a chance to realize and actualize their dreams as so many courageous women have done (and been given the opportunity) to do before them! Love that She’s The First champions this!

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