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Adios Amor : The Search for Maria Moreno | VOCES

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Courtesy of George Ballis
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PBS
Maria talks to Okie farmworkers who were Dust Bowl migrants during the Great Depression.

Fri. Sep. 27, 2019 10pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | See how the discovery of lost photographs sparks the search for a hero that history forgot — Maria Moreno.

Years before Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta launched the United Farm Workers, Maria used the only weapon she had her voice.  She became an outspoken leader in an era when women were usually relegated to the background.  The first woman farmworker in America to be hired as a union organizer, Maria’s story was silenced and her legacy buried until now. 

More about VOCES
Produced by Latino Public Broadcasting, the acclaimed PBS documentary series VOCES features the best of Latino arts, culture and history and shines a light on current issues that impact Latino Americans. Devoted to exploring the rich diversity of the Latino experience, VOCES presents new and established filmmakers and brings their powerful and illuminating stories to a national audience.

Funding provided by
Latino Public Broadcasting
National Endowment for the Arts
Corporation for Public Broadcasting

VOCES. New Stories. New Worlds. New Voices.

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