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Jovita Idar (1885-1946)

One of the preeminent activists and organizers of the early 20th century, Idar was born in Laredo, and moved to San Antonio in 1921 with her husband, Bartolo Juarez. Idar wrote and edited for several Spanish newspapers in South Texas. As a reporter, she exposed poor living conditions and discrimination against Mexican workers in Texas. She also helped found and lead the League of Mexican Women, which provided free education to Mexican children, and organized around other social issues.

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