This week on From the Vault we celebrate the 88th birthday of Dolores Huerta, who became a public figure in the mid-1960's when she cofounded the United Farm Workers Union with Cesar Chavez. Today Dolores heads the Dolores Huerta Foundation, where she continues to fight for equality and justice for underrepresented communities.
Dan Guerrero, host of the Gaytino Report on KPFK's show IMRU, produced this Dolores Huerta birthday show, combining personal stories with recordings from Pacifica Radio Archives spanning back to the 1960's. It was broadcast on April 10th, 2018.
From the Vault is presented as part of the Pacifica Radio Archives Preservation and Access Project, funded in part by an award from the GRAMMY Foundation and the National Historical Publications and Records Commission at the National Archives and Records Administration, and past grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ford Foundation, and the American Archive funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, along with the generous support of Pacifica Radio Listeners. We also thank our partners and collaborators at the Pop-Up Archive, Amara, Other Minds Archives, George Blood Audio, and the California Audio Visual Preservation Project.
The From the Vault theme music was written and performed by Nancy Sanchez and Gina Recamier.