WATCH: CSUB honors civil rights icon Dolores Huerta

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — California State University, Bakersfield and the CSU Chancellor’s Office honored civil rights icon Dolores Huerta this afternoon.

They honored Huerta with a bench, plaque and tree for her contributions to the community and for fighting for farmworkers’ rights. Last year to celebrate Huerta’s 90th birthday, the CSU commissioned a book in her honor, which was also handed out on campus Tuesday afternoon.

“To plant a tree, to put a bench, so that students – as they walk through campus through the decades – will remember this remarkable human being,” CSU Board of Trustees member Jean Picker Firstenberg said during the ceremony.

Dolores Huerta says education is extremely important to this country.

View the full ceremony here:

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