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Jovita Idar (Birthday)
JJoin us in celebrating the birthday of Jovita Idár. Idarwas born in 1885 and was an American journalist and civil rights activist who wrote about the challenges Mexican Americans faced in Texas. Her activism was influenced by the lynching of ethnic-Mexican men in South Texas during the early 20th century. She also used her platform as a journalist to support suffrage.
-- PBS (Unladylike): https://unladylike2020.com/profile/jovita-idar
-- TXWF: https://www.txwf.org/champions-for-change-jovita-idar-and-the-villareal-sisters/
-- Women's History: https://www.womenshistory.org/education-resources/biographies/jovita-idar
-- TSHA Handbook: https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fid03
-- TSHA Honest Past (p. 196): https://join.tshaonline.org/ebook-offers/honest-past/SHQ-An-Honest-Past.pdf
-- Humanities of Texas: https://www.humanitiestexas.org/programs/tx-originals/list/jovita-idar
-- Hidden Figures: https://www.brandywine.org/museum/hidden-figures-suffrage-movement
Photo Credit: General Photographs, UTSA Special Collections (@UTSA)
Wednesday, September 7, 2022
Registration is not Required