The story of the modern agricultural workers’ movement in the United States is deeply intertwined with that of Dolores Huerta, a Latina leader who worked tirelessly on behalf of farm workers. The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery will highlight her significant role in this movement of the 1960s and 1970s through the exhibition “One Life: Dolores Huerta,” open July 3– May 15, 2016. This 11th installment in the Portrait Gallery’s “One Life” series is the first devoted to a Latina. It illuminates Huerta as the co-founder, with Cesar Chavez, of the United Farm Workers (UFW) and her position as the union’s lobbyist and contract negotiator. She was instrumental in achieving major legal protections and a better standard of living for farm workers. The exhibition coincides with the 50th anniversary of the September 1965 Delano grape strike launched by the farm workers’ move

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