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: Birdland Summer Music Series To Return Later This Summer
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: Morgan State University Awarded $6.25M From Apple & Google
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: How One Baltimore Business Owner Is Carrying On The Legacy Of The Women's Industrial Exchange
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