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Dolores Huertaa, co-founder of the National Farmworkers Association (now United Farm Workers of America (UFWA)).

Name: Dolores Huerta Dates: Why she rocks: She is the co-founder of the United Farm Workers of America (alongside Cesar Chavez), and fought for the rights of farm workers across.

What the hecko, Sandra Cisneros!

"The House on Mango Street" author Sandra Cisneros explores her childhood in Chicago and the origin of her storytelling genes in Tuesday's episode of "Finding Your Roots.

Robert F. Kennedy with Cesar Chavez, March 1968, Delano, California

Robert F. Kennedy

Cesar Chavez in weakened by a hunger strike, with Bobby Kennedy (left) at a rally for the United Farm Workers union. RFK came to California to be with Chavez when he broke is fast by receiving communion.

Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta

Dolores Huerta turns 82 and is awarded one of the nation’s highest honors

Dolores Huerta - ) stands beside Cesar Chavez - co-founders of United Farm Workers of America (UFW) Photo credit: Dolores Huerta Foundation

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Portrait of United Farm Workers leader Cesar Chavez w. pictures of Kennedy and Gandhi in bkgrd. (Photo by Arthur Schatz/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)