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Today is the 80th anniversary of the end of the #Spanish Civil war. I am in #Spain on book tour. I saw Picasso’s Guernica in #Madrid and here in my residence in #Valencia is an exhibit. It is a time that still teaches us a lot today.
Mika Etchebéhère was the only woman to command a column in the #SpanishCivilWar #80aniversarioguerracivil
Langston Hughes went to Spain in 1937 for African American newspapers & spoke on the links btwn fascism & racism. #80anosFinGuerraCivil #SpanishCivilWar
Langston Hughes on Black volunteers of International Brigade fighting African soldiers enlisted to fight for Franco. #80anosFinGuerraCivil #SpanishCivilWar
“The #SpanishCivilWar also marked an important moment in women’s visibility in public political life; for both foreign and Spanish women Spain proved to be a site of great potential for the expression of women’s political and artistic agency.”
“women’s participation was in many ways the culmination of the decades-long fight for agency in the public sphere,especially considering that Republican Spain had some of the most progressive gender politics for its time,particularly in anarchist Catalonia” #80añosFinGuerraCivil
I learned that #Valencia was the second to last city, just before #Alicante to fall to Fascist troops. I am grateful for the stories shared with me here in Valencia where I had my last event for my book tour of #Spain, as well as in #Barcelona, #Madrid, #Malaga, and #Seville.
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