"One Life: Dolores Huerta" destaca la participación fundamental que desempeñó esta líder latina en el movimiento de los trabajadores agrícolas de California de las décadas de los años sesenta y setenta.
“One Life: Dolores Huerta” highlights the significant role of this Latina leader in the California farm workers’ movement of the 1960s and 1970s. This eleventh installment in the “One Life” series was the first devoted to a Latina. It illuminates Huerta as the co-founder, with César Chávez, of the United Farm Workers (UFW), and highlights her position as the union’s lobbyist and contract negotiator. Huerta was instrumental in achieving major legal protections and a better standard of living for farm workers, yet she remains largely under-acknowledged in history.
The exhibition was the first in a national museum to draw attention to her contributions. It was on view at the National Portrait Gallery from July 3, 2015 - May 15, 2016, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the September 1965 grape strike that launched the farm workers movement. For more about the gallery exhibition, please visit: http://npg.si.edu/exhibition/one-life-dolores-huerta
Taína Caragol, Curator of Painting and Sculpture and Curator for Latino Art and History, was the curator for this exhibition.
The “One Life: Dolores Huerta” exhibition was made possible through federal support from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center; the Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino; and by the Guenther and Siewchin Sommer Endowment Fund.
The exhibition is being remodeled as a traveling banner exhibition by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) under the title “Dolores Huerta: Revolution in the Fields / Revolución en los Campos." More information on the traveling version may be found at https://www.sites.si.edu/s/topic/0TO36000000L5OBGA0/dolores-huerta-revolution-in-the-fields-revolucin-en-los-campos.