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Angela Menéndez, Recoleta Cemetery

Teacher of teachers, Ángela Menéndez was responsible for directing the 1898 Escuela Normal de Mujeres #2. 186 women enrolled for the first course & only more would follow. As time went by, increasing importance was granted to the institute & in 1903 Menéndez’s school became the legitimate source for teaching foreign languages.

Her tombstone reads, Fiat Voluntas Tua, or Thy will be done. An important reminder for both education & women’s rights in Argentina:

Angela Menéndez, Recoleta Cemetery

Angela Menéndez, Recoleta Cemetery

Believe it or not, the school still exists… just a block from Diagonal Norte. Stop by & pay a visit:

Escuela Normal de Mujeres #2

Escuela Normal de Mujeres #2

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