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Dolores Huerta: Voice for the Working Poor Alex Van Tol

Dolores Huerta: Voice for the Working Poor

Alex Van Tol

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ISBN : 9780778725459
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112 pages
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Born in 1930 in a small mining town in New Mexico and raised in the farming region of Californias San Joaquin Valley, Dolores Huerta (born Dolores Fernndez) grew up in a climate charged by political activism. Fueled by her own contact with migrantMoreBorn in 1930 in a small mining town in New Mexico and raised in the farming region of Californias San Joaquin Valley, Dolores Huerta (born Dolores Fernndez) grew up in a climate charged by political activism. Fueled by her own contact with migrant farm workersmost of them Mexican immigrantsDolores became an outspoken activist and organizer. At the time, these workers had virtually no access to the system of labor laws and conditions under which they lived and worked. When she founded the United Farm Workers in 1962 with legendary Mexican American labor leader Csar Chvez, it became a seminal moment in U.S. labor history. This brave and resourceful leader in the struggle for human rights also worked toward improving the lives of workers, voters, immigrants, and women.