Monday, September 29, 2014

Slideshow: Commemorating The Memory Of The Mirabal Sisters: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

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The Mirabal sisters were a group of women freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives to set the Dominican Republic free from a  brutal regime. The death of the Mirabal sisters had a great impact on the Dominican society, though it had not been officially acknowledged until the 1990s, when the country recognized Patria Mercede, Minerva Argentina and Antonia Maria Teresa as national martyrs, and incorporated them in history lessons. [read]