Dolores Huerta

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Born in New Mexico in 1930, Huerta was raised by a farmworker and union-activist father, and a mother who welcomed farmworkers into her hotel at reduced rates. Her parents’ values seeded Huerta’s career in activism: as a young elementary-school teacher, she saw her students come to class hungry and in need of shoes, and decided she could help them best by organizing their farmworker families. By age 32, she co-founded the National Farm Workers Association with Cesar Chavez. And in 1965, she led a grapeworkers’ strike in California that turned into a successful nationwide consumer boycott of grapes and resulted in better pay, benefits and protections for thousands of workers.