Mar 31, 2022 - Jun 26, 2022
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. The exhibition, which features bilingual text (English-Spanish), explores 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, and contract negotiator, teacher, mother, her unparalleled leadership skills helped dramatically improve the lives of farm workers.
Dolores Huerta: Revolution in the Fields / Revolución en los Campos is organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C. This exhibition received federal support from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center.