Dolores Huerta Receives Presidential Medal of Freedom

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Dolores Huerta at the University of Chicago, 2009.

Iconic civil rights activist Dolores Huerta, 82, was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her lifelong commitment to the labor movement on Tuesday. “Dolores helped lead a worldwide grape boycott that forces growers to agree to some of the country’s first farmworker contracts,” said President Barack Obama during the White House ceremony. Huerta co-founded the United Farm Workers union in 1962 with the late labor leader Cesar Chavez.

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