Dolores Clara Fernández Huerta (born April 10, 1930) is a labor leader and civil rights activist who was an early member of the National Farmworkers Association
Dolores Huerta paved the way for organized labor activism in the United States. She’s been a teacher, organizer, and community activist—as well as a lifelong fighter for women’s and workers’ rights. Huerta helped found the United Farm Workers and was later awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Today, we celebrate Dolores’ civic leadership and trailblazing spirit.