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Camagüey women contributed to Cuba’s culture in the 19th century

Camagüey women contributed to Cuba’s culture in the 19th century

Camagüey, Cuba, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) On the eve of International Women's Day, it is appropriate today to highlight the role of women, particularly in this region, and their transcendental contribution to the very culture and formation of Cuba's nationality.

Notes in the magazine Senderos, of the Office of the Historian of the City of Camagüey, in charge of the renowned essayist and Doctor in Philological Sciences, Olga Garcia, testify that in spite of having been given for centuries a subaltern role, the criterion and the transcendence of women has always been crucial.

The outcome of the historical events in Cuba “allows us to discover that whole skein of facts and the sound of voices that emerge from a supposed silence, and that also weave the history of a region and a country,” the specialist says.

The sentiment attached to total independence in the 19th century brings examples worthy of praise such as that of Ana Betancourt de Mora (1832-1901).

Of proven patriotic lineage, she managed to make her claim of protagonism in the name of Cuban women have a voice in the Assembly of Guáimaro, the first constituent of the Republic in Arms, in April 1869, precisely in the easternmost town of Camagüey.

Another prominent woman in the regional history, wife of soul and fight, Major Ignacio Agramonte (1841-1873), was Amalia Simoni (1842-1918).

This extensive list includes notable poet Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda (1814-1873), author of the novel Saab, which described the hardships of the colonial period under the Spanish metropolis and slavery, and Aurelia Castillo, who won the admiration and respect of important thinkers of her time.


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