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August 18, 2014

Hispanic Heritage Month: Free poster highlights labor, civil rights activist

Source: NYSUT Communications
Dolores Huerta

NYSUT marks 2014 Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15-Oct. 15, with a poster celebrating the contributions of Dolores Huerta, a labor and civil rights activist who founded the National Farmworkers Association in 1962 in partnership with fellow activist Cesar Chavez. The organization was later named the United Farm Workers of America (UFW).

Huerta has lobbied for many California and federal laws, and received numerous awards, including the Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Human Rights from President Bill Clinton in 1998, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama in 2012.

To download a printable copy of the Hispanic Heritage poster click below. For more information on the important contributions of Hispanic Americans visit www.nysut.org. A Spanish language poster will be available soon.

You also can order a free poster by sending an e-mail to orders@nysutmail.org: Reference project 514A_14 and include your name and mailing address.