Julia De Burgos : Her Passion For Civil Rights Activism Essay

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Julia de Burgos left her legacy through her poetic writings and her passion for civil rights activism in the Daughters of Freedom, a branch of the Puerto Rican Nationalist party. She was born on February 17th, 1914. She was born in Carolina, Puerto Rico and grew up in a barrio, and was the first born of a family of thirteen children. Her father was Francisco Hans, he was a farmer and also worked for the National Guard and her mother was Paula Garcia de Burgos. Although she was one of thirteen children, six of her youngest siblings unfortunately did not survive and due to malnutrition. She struggled while she was growing up, however she was fortunate enough to make it and went on to continue her education.
After she graduated from High School in 1928, her family moved to Rio Piedras as she was given a scholarship to attend High School. After she graduated she went on to the University of Puerto Rico aspiring to be a teacher, graduating with a teaching degree at the age of nineteen years old, she was able to make something of herself and did what she loved which was writing. She is known for her writing of poetry and was known for way with words. She is known for advocating for Puerto Rican independence and “served as Secretary General of the Daughters of Freedom, the women’s branch of the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party” (Wikipedia 1). Julia was also an advocate for women and African/Afro Carribean writers. Her career in teaching came to an end, “in 1934, she married Ruben…

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