Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: The Dinner Party: Heritage Floor: Ojelia Uribe de Acosta

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Judy Chicago (American, b. 1939). The Dinner Party (Heritage Floor; detail), 1974–79. Porcelain with rainbow and gold luster, 48 x 48 x 48 ft. (14.6 x 14.6 x 14.6 m). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation, 2002.10. © Judy Chicago. Photograph by Jook Leung Photography

Ojelia Uribe de Acosta
b. 1900, Oiba, Santander, Colombia; d. 1988, Bogotá

Ofelia Uribe de Acosta was a feminist who fought for the rights of married women. In 1930, she presented a paper at the 4th International Feminist Congress, held in Bogotá and organized by the International League of Iberian and Hispano-American Women. This legislative proposal opened the debate for married women's economic status and independence which led to constitutional reform in 1936. In 1955, Uribe de Acosta founded a political newspaper Verdad (Truth) in support of women's rights and in 1963 published the book Una voz insurgente (An Insurgent Voice).

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