BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — The city of Weslaco, Texas, is honoring United Farm Workers co-founder Dolores Huerta by naming a street after her.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday will unveil Dolores Huerta Avenue to the public. It was previously Paso Del Norte Street, according to a news release from the Dolores Huerta Foundation.
Huerta has been internationally recognized as a farmworker advocate and labor leader, along with the late Cesar Chavez. She is also the recipient of the 2012 Presidential Medal of Freedom.
This is the first street in the United States to carry her name in an effort to honor her life's work.