- Dolores Huerta leads supporters of the United Farm Workers (UFW) in an unidentified march, early 1970s.Unidentified photographer. Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
Holocaust Museum Houston's young professionals group, NEXTGen, invites you to an exclusive tour of the newly expanded Holocaust Museum Houston. The tour will spotlight the Museum’s traveling exhibit, Dolores Huerta: Revolution in the Fields / Revolución en los Campos. This captivating exhibit 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 in English and Spanish, explores Huerta’s public life as an activist and co-founder of the United Farm Workers Union (UFW), and what led her to become a Latina civil rights icon. In her life as a communicator, organizer, lobbyist, contract negotiator, teacher, and mother, her unparalleled leadership skills helped dramatically improve the lives of farm workers. This event will also feature Dr. Jesse Esparza, Assistant Professor of History at Texas Southern University, who will give a brief talk on the UFW movement and labor history.
Special thanks to Taco Cabana for generously donating tacos and coffee for this event! This event is open to the public but RSVP is required. If you would like to become a NEXTGen member, please visit hmh.org/NEXTGen For more information, please contact Rocio Rubio, Corporate Relations Officer, at email@example.com or 713-527-1838.
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.