Chicana artist Barbara Carrasco was a volunteer and staff artist for the United Farm Workers (UFW) and considered Huerta her mentor and close friend. She made this iconic portrait of Huerta as a way to honor the civil rights leader. The image serves as a symbol for female power for the Chicano and feminist movements.

Barbara Carrasco
Silkscreen on paper, 1999
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; acquisition made possible through the support of the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center.
© 1999 Barbara Carrasco


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