Homage to Women
Designed by Alejandro Canales in collaboration with other artists, Homage to Women was located in Managua in Luis Alfonso Velásquez Park. The mural was painted during a 1980 literacy campaign when the literacy rate in Nicaragua increased from 53% to 88%. Homage to Women celebrates the success of the literacy campaign and the fundamental role women played as teachers and "brigadistas" during this process of social transformation. The murals shows the role of the new woman in a revolutionary society and how women were present in the struggle. In addition, women painted with children symbolizes fertility and the ability to read. One of the women in the mural has a book with the quote: "Las masas hicieron la revolucion," or in English, "The masses made the revolution." Archived by Leah Williams. Photographed by David Schwartz, Albright College, 1981.
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