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Today in history: Vilma Espín born, April 7, 1930. 
Espín was a leader in the Cuban revolution and in the women’s movement in Cuba. She was part of the July 26 Movement that overthrew the Batista dictatorship in 1959. After the revolution, Espín was a founder of the Federation of Cuban Women in 1960 and was its leader until she died in 2007. She headed Cuba’s delegations to many international women’s Congresses. She was a member of the National Assembly and the Council of State of Cuba, and also of the Central Committee and the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of Cuba. She was given the honorary title of Hero of the Republic of Cuba, and was a recipient of the Lenin Peace Prize.
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Today in history: Vilma Espín born, April 7, 1930.

Espín was a leader in the Cuban revolution and in the women’s movement in Cuba. She was part of the July 26 Movement that overthrew the Batista dictatorship in 1959. After the revolution, Espín was a founder of the Federation of Cuban Women in 1960 and was its leader until she died in 2007. She headed Cuba’s delegations to many international women’s Congresses. She was a member of the National Assembly and the Council of State of Cuba, and also of the Central Committee and the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of Cuba. She was given the honorary title of Hero of the Republic of Cuba, and was a recipient of the Lenin Peace Prize.

Via Freedom Road Socialist Organization (Fight Back!)