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Vista L.A.: Human rights hero Dolores Huerta

Originally aired Sun., Nov. 7, at 11:30 a.m.
August 7, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Human rights leader Dolores Huerta was honored by thousands during a recent celebration of her 80th birthday.

Dolores Huerta has devoted her life to bringing people together in support of the working poor.

When the human rights leader and co-founder of the United Farm Workers of America turned 80 recently, thousands, including several celebrities, came out to honor her.

Vista L.A. spoke with Huerta about her historic career as a worker rights activist and her advocacy on behalf of women everywhere.

U.S. Secretary of State Hilda Solis and legendary musician Carlos Santana also talk about Huerta's legacy.

For more details on the Dolores Huerta Foundation, visit: www.doloreshuerta.org

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