“Working women know their rights and proudly rise to face the struggle. The hour of their degradation is past…. Women are no longer servants but rather the equals of men, companions to them”
Jovita Idár was born in 1885 into a Laredo family of journalists. She and her brothers worked for their father’s newspaper, La Crónica, writing articles that condemned racial prejudice and violence. When the Idars arranged for the First Mexican Congress in 1911, Jovita organized the women who attended. From their efforts sprang the Mexican Feminist League, which provided free education for Tejano children.