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06/20/2013 08:40 am ET Updated Jul 28, 2014

Dolores Huerta Receives Jefferson Award For Public Service

A year after she was awarded the country’s highest civilian honor, lifelong unionist and immigrant rights activist Dolores Huerta received the Jefferson Award, a national prize for public service.

Huerta, 83, received the award Wednesday in Washington D.C.

It came one year after she received the Medal of Freedom.

Besides Huerta, Jefferson Award honorees included two U.S. Senators, the winner of a Nobel Prize for peace, and the owner of a professional tennis team.

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