laquintaplJovita Idar earned her teaching credential at 17 years old and taught at a school in Los Ojuelos, a small town on the border of Texas and Mexico. The school was poorly funded and Jovita asked for more funding. Texas education leaders said that poor Mexican American students were not a priority. After that, she organized a group of women called La Liga Femenil Mexicanista (Mexican Feminist League) and these women taught children and adults how to read and write and created bilingual school lessons. They even opened new schools that were free and open to all children. Jovita’s father ran a newspaper called La Cronica that was published in Spanish, speaking out against the prejudices experienced by her family and other Mexican Americans and Jovita also wrote for the paper. After her father passed away, she took over and became the editor-in-chief and spent many years as a journalist. #radamericanwomen #womenshistorymonth #herstory #girlpower #laquinta #laquintalibrary
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