Sara Estela Ramírez

Sara Estela Ramírez (1881 – August 21, 1910) was a Mexican teacher, journalist, labor organizer, activist, feminist, essayist, and poet, who lived in the U.S. state of Texas.


Ramirez was born in 1881 in Villa de Progreso, Coahuila, Mexico. She received her early education in Monterrey before graduating from the teachers' college, Ateneo Fuentes, in Saltillo. She moved to Laredo in 1898 to teach Spanish at Seminario Laredo and remained there until her death. Ramirez used literature as way to deliver a revolutionary message. Her works were published in La Cronica and El Democrata Fronterizo, as well as daily literary periodicals which she founded, La Corregidora and Aurora. Ramirez as also a playwright with the work, Noema.[1] The themes of her poetry and essays include philosophy, politics, and women's rights. A member of the Partido Liberal Mexicano, her home was the headquarters of the organization's Texas branch;[2] and she exchanged letters with Ricardo Flores Magón. She associated with Dolores Jimenez y Muro, Juana Belén Gutiérrez de Mendoza, and Elisa Acuña.[3] She died in Laredo in 1910 of unknown causes.

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  1. ^ Telgen, Diane (1993). Notable Hispanic American Women. VNR AG. pp. 330–. ISBN 978-0-8103-7578-9.
  2. ^ Ruiz, Vicki L.; Korrol, Virginia Sánchez (3 May 2006). Latinas in the United States, set: A Historical Encyclopedia. Indiana University Press. pp. 608–. ISBN 0-253-11169-2.
  3. ^ Hernandez, Ines (Spring 1989). "Sara Estela Ramirez: Sembradora". Western Women Writers. University of Nebraska Press. 6 (6): 13–26. JSTOR 25679047.