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Julia de Burgos

 
 
Julia de Burgos Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 10, 2018
1. Julia de Burgos Marker
Inscription.
Julia de Burgos
“La Nuestra”
1914-1953

A Julia, por su participación en la lucha del exilio dominicano, a través de su poesía liberadora y militante, en contra de la tiranía de Trujillo.

Comité Dominicano para la Celebración
del Centenacio de Julia de Burgos.
Santo Domingo, Republica Dominicana
04 febrero de 2014


English translation:
Julia de Burgos
“One of Our Own”
1914-1953

To Julia, for her participation in the struggle of Dominicans in exile, through her liberating and militant poems against the tyranny of Trujillo.

Dominican Committee for the Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Julia de Burgos.
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
February 4, 2014

 
Erected 2014 by Comité Dominicano para la Celebración del Centenacio de Julia de Burgos.
 
Location. 18° 28.274′ N, 69° 52.967′ W. Marker is in Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional. Marker is on Calle Las Damas just north of Calle Arzobispo Portes, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Arturo Pellerano Castro (a few steps from this marker); The Church and Convent of Santa Clara
Julia de Burgos Marker and Monument image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 10, 2018
2. Julia de Burgos Marker and Monument
(about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Cristóbal de Llerena (about 150 meters away); The Old Archbishop's Palace (about 150 meters away); Francisco X. Billini (about 180 meters away); The Plaza of the Priests (about 180 meters away); Diego Caballero House (about 210 meters away); The Founding of the Listín Diario (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santo Domingo.
 
Regarding Julia de Burgos. Julia Constancia Burgos García (February 17, 1914 - July 6, 1953), known as Julia de Burgos, was born in Carolina, Puerto Rico. She is considered by many critics as the most excellent poet born in Puerto Rico. She was also a supporter of the independence of the island. Interestingly, she is admired in the Dominican Republic for her poems against the Dominican dictator Trujillo, most notably "The Hymn of Blood for Trujillo" (Himno de Sangre a Trujillo). She died young in New York City but is buried in Carolina, Puerto Rico, her birthplace.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 31, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 31, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 31, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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