Dolores – Young Dolores Huerta Takes on Sacramento – Clip

  • clip (0:01:18) | IN Dramatic
    Premiere: 3/27/2018

In this excerpt from the Independent Lens film Dolores, we see how activist Dolores Huerta, when she was just starting out as a community organizer in her mid-20s in 1959, quickly made a name for herself as a lobbyist and fierce advocate for Latinos, immigration rights, and labor justice. Her dedication helped get key legislation passed in Sacramento, at a time when the California legislature was almost entirely white males. She did whatever it took, including having immigrants camp outside politicians’ offices holding pictures of their sons in American military uniforms. Dolores was “indefatigable,” as one California Senator called her.

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