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Nationalist Heroines

Nationalist Heroines: Puerto Rican Women History Forgot 1930s -1950s

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 from 6pm-8pm
Glass Cafe 3rd Floor, West Building
Hunter College, 68th and Lexington, NYC,

Meet the Author: Olga Jimenez de Wagenheim

Nationalist Heroines: Puerto Rican Women History Forgot 1930s -1950s

Commentators: Katherine T. McCaffrey and Jason Cortes

In Nationalist Heroines, Olga Jiménez de Wagenheim pays tribute to 16 women, 15 of which were persecuted and incarcerated for having participated in the Nationalist Party of Puerto Rico’s 1950s armed struggle, plus one who heroically survived the 1935 Ponce Massacre. Nationalist Heroines seeks to rescue the stories of the women who gave up their freedom in search of freeing their homeland.

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