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The Mexican-American journalist, who was born in Texas, was a major figure to worked to advance the civil rights of Mexican-Americans. She wrote for a newspaper called La Cronica where, under a pseudonym, she exposed the poor living conditions of Mexican-American workers and supported the Mexican revolution, which started in 1910. She also served as the first president of the League of Mexican Women, which was founded in 1911 to offer free education to Mexican children in Laredo, Texas. She continued writing to advocate for the issues being faced by Mexican-Americans in that time.

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