Dolores Huerta: Revolution in the Fields/ Revolución en los Campos

Aug 1, 2019 - Oct 20, 2019

Grape strike, Delano, California, Sept. 24, 1965 Harvey Wilson Richards. Harvey Richards Media Archive
Dolores Huerta leads supporters of the United Farm Workers (UFW) in an unidentified march, early 1970s.Dolores Huerta: Revolution in the Fields / Revolución en los Campos tells one of the compelling stories that helped define the American experience: the farm workers labor movement of the 1960s and 1970s. The show draws on extensive Smithsonian curatorial research about legendary activist Dolores Huerta (b.1930).

Dolores Huerta: Revolution in the Fields / Revolución en los Campos explores Huerta’s public life as an activist, and also examines her life as a teacher, mother, communicator, organizer, lobbyist, and contract negotiator. The exhibition reveals the multi-ethnic aspects of the labor movement story, including the important participation of Filipinos and African Americans.  

Dolores Huerta speaking at a rally, 1974.
 
The farm workers movement of the 1960s and 1970s advanced the cause of laborers, many of whom were Mexican American and who had been working and living in dire conditions. Its charismatic leader, César Chávez, has rightfully earned a place in American history. The exhibition will broaden the understanding of this movement through a careful look at the under-acknowledged contributions of Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the union, lobbyist, and contract negotiator on its behalf.
    
This exhibition features bilingual text (English-Spanish), reproductions of historic and personal photographs and documents, along with protest art from the farm workers' movement.


 

Victory Park - Stockton
1201 N. Pershing Ave
Stockton, CA 95203
(209) 940-6300
12:00-5:00 p.m.
Saturdays-Sundays

1:30-5:00 p.m.
Wednesdays-Fridays

1:30-9:00 p.m.
1st & 3rd Thursdays