Dolores Huerta says hello. The Last March and funeral of Cesar Chavez

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In this photo which has never been published until now, Dolores Huerta steps out of her dress shoes and into tennis shoes to participate in "The Last March" at the funeral of her United Farm Workers co-founder Cesar Chavez. In this photo which has never been published until now, Dolores Huerta steps out of her dress shoes and into tennis shoes to participate in “The Last March” at the funeral of her United Farm Workers co-founder Cesar Chavez in Delano, California.

The bulletin from the Associated Press flashed across the computer in The Bakersfield Californian’s photo department a few minutes after 9 am on Friday, April 23, 1993. I was alone and raced down the stairs to the third floor newsroom, where a group of editors and reporters were chatting. The day was just getting started, coffee was brewing, receptionists were handling what seemed to be a never-ending stream of phone calls that poured in all day long in those pre-email and social media days. Nobody else had yet seen the bulletin. “Cesar Chavez has died in Arizona,” I blurted out. “The AP just moved a bulletin.” And with…

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