Happy Birthday to Francisca Flores, Political Activist

She was born fighting, in San Diego, California, in December 1913. Francisca Flores was a woman of Mexican American heritage who campaigned for Latinx and women’s rights throughout her life. As a young woman, she was inspired by stories of the Mexican Revolution of the 1920s and by Spanish resistance against the forces of fascism and Adolph Hitler during the 1940s.  Flores was an inspirational and often unremembered leader in many pivotal historical events, including publicizing the banned, pro-union movie, “Salt of the Earth” and commemorations for activist Ruben Salazar. (Please view March 14 and December 19 for more on these topics.)

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