Dolores Huerta's Grassroots Legacy


Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez.
Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez.
Courtesy: NBC Latino

Labor and Chicano civil rights activist Dolores Huerta made history organizing underpaid farmworkers and exposing the plight of the people who feed American families. Cristen and Caroline celebrate her grassroots passion that defied gender and cultural barriers and continues to inspire.

Episode sources:

"A Dolores Huerta Reader." https://books.google.com/books?id=1FcyOOHKevAC&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false

"Dolores Clara Fernandez Huerta." https://www.nwhm.org/education-resources/biography/biographies/dolores-fernandez-huerta/

"Dolores Huerta." http://doloreshuerta.org/dolores-huerta/

"Dolores Huerta." http://www.makers.com/dolores-huerta

"Dolores Huerta Calls Herself 'a Born-Again Feminist'." http://video.pbs.org/video/2240859912/

"Growing Up With an Activist." http://www.aarp.org/politics-society/advocacy/info-2004/growing_up_with_an_activist_a_valuable_legacy.2.html

"How About a Dolores Huerta Day?" http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2014/03/5-facts-about-labor-leader-dolores-huerta-cesar-chavez

"Latino Americans: Dolores Huerta." http://video.pbs.org/video/2365053323/

"Statues of Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta unveiled in Napa." http://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/statues-of-cesar-chavez-dolores-huerta-unveiled-in-napa/article_effceee6-3dea-53f6-a8bf-ee7aad1ab5d7.html

"The Fight in the Fields: Cesar Chavez and the Farmworkers' Struggle." http://www.pbs.org/itvs/fightfields/cesarchavez1.html

Topics in this Podcast: trailblazers, Agriculture, unions, farming, labor