Salome Ureña de Henríquez, a poet and woman of change, left a legacy of women's independence to not only Dominican women, but to all Hispanic women. Born in the Dominican Republic in 1850, a time of tumultuous economic, social and political change, her name became a synonym to national pride and liberty. Salome was a passionate advocate of women's education, which opposed the conventional social rules of the time. From a young age, Salome was encouraged by her father to study literature. At the age of seventeen she published her poems under the pseudonym Herminia. Among her greatest contributions was the founding of the “Instituto de Señoritas”, the first institute of higher education for women, founded in 1881. The institute revolutionized the Dominican educational system and the expectations of the Dominican society in general during a time when only men could pursue higher education.
|Presenter:||Anabelle Del Valle (Undergraduate Student)|
|Time:||9:45 am (Session I)
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