Jovita Idar was a journalist, activist, and suffragist. Jovita was born in Laredo, Texas on September 7, 1885. She grew up surrounded by a lot of activism and journalism, which inspired her to advocate for women’s rights, including the right to vote. When she saw that many Mexican women didn’t know how to help in the women’s rights movement she founded and became the president of La Liga Feminil Mexicaista, The League of Mexican Women. During the civil war, Jovita became a nurse for the White cross. Jovita wanted all children to have an education so she made efforts to provide free education to poor children. Jovita continued journalism and politics until she sadly passed away in 1946.
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