Teresa de Jesus Rivera was born in the small town in California. Her parents came to the US from Sinaloa, Mexico in the 1950's. Their job? Picking produce in the fields of Delano, California. Her family went on to make history in the early days of the United Farm Workers movement of the 1960's.
This profile of Teresa de Jesus Rivera was produced by Anayansi Diaz-Cortes and Jenny Radelet. Sound design by JC Swiatek. Sonic Trace is part of Localore and the Association of Independents in Radio (AIR). It's funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The project is co-produced by Zeega, a nonprofit inventing new forms of interactive storytelling.