Fairmount Elementary renamed in honor of civil rights activist Dolores Huerta

A board with colorful yarn that spells out “Huerta” as a gift for civil rights activist and labor leader Dolores Huerta stands as the San Francisco Unified School District honored her by renaming Fairmount Elementary to Dolores Huerta Elementary School at a ceremony at the school on Friday, May 17, 2019. (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Civil rights activist and labor leader Dolores Huerta, center, walks in to a ceremony as the San Francisco Unified School District honored her by renaming Fairmount Elementary to Dolores Huerta Elementary School at the school on Friday, May 17, 2019. (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Students applaud civil rights activist and labor leader Dolores Huerta as she arrives as the San Francisco Unified School District honored her by renaming Fairmount Elementary to Dolores Huerta Elementary School at a ceremony at the school on Friday, May 17, 2019. (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Parents applaud civil rights activist and labor leader Dolores Huerta as the San Francisco Unified School District honored her by renaming Fairmount Elementary to Dolores Huerta Elementary School at a ceremony at the school on Friday, May 17, 2019. (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Civil rights activist and labor leader Dolores Huerta takes her seat as the San Francisco Unified School District honored her by renaming Fairmount Elementary to Dolores Huerta Elementary School at a ceremony at the school on Friday, May 17, 2019. (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Civil rights activist and labor leader Dolores Huerta smiles while listening to a speaker as the San Francisco Unified School District honored her by renaming Fairmount Elementary to Dolores Huerta Elementary School at a ceremony at the school on Friday, May 17, 2019. (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Students greet civil rights activist and labor leader Dolores Huerta as the San Francisco Unified School District honored her by renaming Fairmount Elementary to Dolores Huerta Elementary School at a ceremony at the school on Friday, May 17, 2019. (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Civil rights activist and labor leader Dolores Huerta smiles while listening to a speaker as the San Francisco Unified School District honored her by renaming Fairmount Elementary to Dolores Huerta Elementary School at a ceremony at the school on Friday, May 17, 2019. (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Civil rights activist and labor leader Dolores Huerta speaks as the San Francisco Unified School District honored her by renaming Fairmount Elementary to Dolores Huerta Elementary School at a ceremony at the school on Friday, May 17, 2019. (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Students applaud civil rights activist and labor leader Dolores Huerta as the San Francisco Unified School District honored her by renaming Fairmount Elementary to Dolores Huerta Elementary School at a ceremony at the school on Friday, May 17, 2019. (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Civil rights activist and labor leader Dolores Huerta smiles while readying to cut the ribbon as the San Francisco Unified School District honored her by renaming Fairmount Elementary to Dolores Huerta Elementary School at a ceremony at the school on Friday, May 17, 2019. (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Civil rights activist and labor leader Dolores Huerta smiles after cutting the ribbon as the San Francisco Unified School District honored her by renaming Fairmount Elementary to Dolores Huerta Elementary School at a ceremony at the school on Friday, May 17, 2019. (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Civil rights activist and labor leader Dolores Huerta smiles after cutting the ribbon as the San Francisco Unified School District honored her by renaming Fairmount Elementary to Dolores Huerta Elementary School at a ceremony at the school on Friday, May 17, 2019. (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Civil rights activist and labor leader Dolores Huerta smiles as she looks at a drawing of Precita Eyes mural of her that will go up as the San Francisco Unified School District honored her by renaming Fairmount Elementary to Dolores Huerta Elementary School at a ceremony at the school on Friday, May 17, 2019. (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Students present civil rights activist and labor leader Dolores Huerta with a gift as the San Francisco Unified School District honored her by renaming Fairmount Elementary to Dolores Huerta Elementary School at a ceremony at the school on Friday, May 17, 2019. (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Students present civil rights activist and labor leader Dolores Huerta with gifts as the San Francisco Unified School District honored her by renaming Fairmount Elementary to Dolores Huerta Elementary School at a ceremony at the school on Friday, May 17, 2019. (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)
A student presents civil rights activist and labor leader Dolores Huerta with a bouquet of flowers as the San Francisco Unified School District honored her by renaming Fairmount Elementary to Dolores Huerta Elementary School at a ceremony at the school on Friday, May 17, 2019. (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Civil rights activist and labor leader Dolores Huerta smiles for a photo with a T-shirt after the San Francisco Unified School District honored her by renaming Fairmount Elementary to Dolores Huerta Elementary School at a ceremony at the school on Friday, May 17, 2019. (Ellie Doyen/Special to S.F. Examiner)

The San Francisco Unified School District honored legendary civil rights activist and labor leader Dolores Huerta on Friday, May 17, 2019 at a ceremony renaming Fairmount Elementary School as Dolores Huerta Elementary.

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