Happy Birthday to Alice Dickerson Montemayor, Activist

August 6, 1902 is the birthday of Alice Dickerson Montemayor, born in Laredo Texas.  She graduated from high school in 1924 and attended night school at Laredo Business College, exceptional achievements for a Mexican-American from her impoverished background.   Montemayor was a pioneering political activist, and was the first woman elected to a number of national posts in the prestigious League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC). A thought leader and forerunner of the League of Wise Latina Women, Montemayor wrote that women were “able to see at a glance and penetrate into, in a second, what most men would not see with a searchlight or a telescope in an eternity.”

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