WASHINGTON (AP) — Labor and civil rights activist Dolores Huerta is visiting the National Portrait Gallery to help open a new exhibition about her life and work.
Huerta co-founded the National Farm Workers Association with Cesar Chavez in 1962 to advocate for migrant workers. She went on to fight for passage of labor rights for California farm workers.READ MORE: Dundalk High School Teacher Charged With Assaulting 2 Students
Now the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery is preparing to open a new exhibit, “One Life: Dolores Huerta.” The exhibit follows 13 years of Huerta’s activism. This is the museum’s first exhibit devoted to a Latino figure.READ MORE: Baltimore-Odesa Sister City Committee Aims To Raise $500K For Ukraine In A Week
On Tuesday, Huerta visited the museum to help inaugurate the exhibit. The exhibit opens Friday and will be on view through May 2016.MORE NEWS: UMMS Employees Learn To Intervene, Save Lives On National Stop The Bleed Day
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