The Case of Luisa Moreno
National Museum of American History
1300 Constitution Ave., NW
1st Floor, West, American Enterprise, New Perspectives Case
A temporary display, Luisa Moreno, in the permanent American Enterprise exhibition examines the lasting legacy of Moreno, the Guatemala-born labor organizer, who brought together more than 100 groups in 1938 for El Congreso de Pueblos de Habla Española, the Spanish-Speaking People’s Congress. The display features objects representing Moreno’s work as a civil rights activist and labor organizer with union pins as well as her shawl and a pamphlet to rally national attention and halt Moreno’s deportation.