The Unsung of Civil Rights

As part of Morning Edition's series on "The Unsung of Civil Rights," Maria Martin of NPR's Latino USA reports on Dolores Huerta. Huerta has been advocating for the rights of Mexican migrant farm workers since the early 60's, when she helped Ceasar Chavez create the United Farm Workers Union. Huerta later led the union's negotiations for the first collective bargaining agreement for farm workers in U.S. history. She still continues her work today, which includes speaking out for women and lobbying for a public transportation system for farm workers.

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