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The Case of Luisa Moreno

July 20, 2018 – April 30, 2019

Luisa Moreno's shawl. Gift of Vicki L. Ruiz.

The Case of Luisa Moreno

National Museum of American History
1300 Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC
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.

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