By Russell Contreras/The Associated Press – – Associated Press file photo.

Albuquerque, New Mexico — Dolores Huerta formed the first farmworkers union with Cesar Chavez, stood next to Sen. Robert Kennedy minutes before he was assassinated, inspired Barack Obama’s 2008 “Yes, we can” presidential campaign slogan with her Sí, se puede rallying cry and has continued her social activism as she approaches her 90th birthday.

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