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Encyclopedia > Muna Lee (writer)
Muna Lee

Born: January 29, 1895
Raymond, Mississippi, USA
Died: April 3, 1965
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Occupation(s): Poet, Author
Genre(s): Pan-Americanism, Feminism

Muna Lee (January 29, 1895April 3, 1965) was an American author and poet who became widely known for her writings that promoted Pan-Americanism and Feminism. January 29 is the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1895 (MDCCCXCV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Raymond is a city located in Hinds County, Mississippi. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... April 3 is the 93rd day of the year (94th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 272 days remaining. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... Flag Seal Nickname: La Ciudad Amurallada (The Wall City), Los Capitalinos (The Ones From the Capital), Los Senadores (The Senators), La Losa (The Tile) Gentilic: Sanjuaneros Location Location of San Juan, Puerto Rico within Puerto Rico Government Founded 1521 Mayor Jorge A. Santini Padilla Political party PNP Senatorial district 1... Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... A literary genre is one of the divisions of literature into genres according to particular criteria such as literary technique, tone, or subject matter (content). ... The struggle for independence after 1810 among the Latin American nations evoked a sense of unity, especially in South America where, under Simón Bolívar in the north and José de San Martín in the south, there were cooperative efforts. ... Feminism is a collection of social theories, political movements and moral philosophies, largely motivated by or concerned with the liberation of women. ... January 29 is the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1895 (MDCCCXCV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... April 3 is the 93rd day of the year (94th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 272 days remaining. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... An author is the person who creates a written work, such as a book, story, article or the like. ... A poet is someone who writes poetry. ... The struggle for independence after 1810 among the Latin American nations evoked a sense of unity, especially in South America where, under Simón Bolívar in the north and José de San Martín in the south, there were cooperative efforts. ... Feminism is a collection of social theories, political movements and moral philosophies, largely motivated by or concerned with the liberation of women. ...


Born in Raymond, Mississippi, Lee began her writing career as a well-known lyric poet. As a translator and advocate of Latin American literature, she made major contributions to the modern Pan-American literary tradition. Raymond is a city located in Hinds County, Mississippi. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ...


As a feminist leader, Muna Lee made important contributions to the modern women's movement, in particular the struggle for equal rights. She was a founder of the Inter-American Commission of Women. A very good friend of writer William Faulkner, Lee relocated to Puerto Rico during the early years of the U.S. occupation that followed the end of the Spanish American War. It was in Puerto Rico, where she would meet her future husband, a local politician by the name of Luis Muñoz Marín, who later would become the first democratically elected Governor of Puerto Rico. They were married on July 1, 1919 and during their union they had two children: daughter Muna Muñoz Lee (known as Munita) and son Luis Muñoz Lee. They were officially divorced on November 15, 1946, less than a year before Muñoz Marín would make history when he was elected governor. Had they remained married, Lee would have become the island's first lady. William Cuthbert Faulkner (September 25, 1897 – July 6, 1962) was a Nobel Prize winning novelist from Mississippi. ... The Spanish-American War took place in 1898, and resulted in the United States of America gaining control over the former colonies of Spain in the Caribbean and Pacific. ... José Luis Alberto Muñoz Marín (February 18, 1898 – April 30, 1980) was a poet, journalist and politician. ... Seal of the Governor of Puerto Rico The Governor of Puerto Rico is the Head of Government of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. ... July 1 is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 183 days remaining. ... 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... November 15 is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 46 days remaining. ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


In 1941, she joined the U.S. State Department as an inter-American cultural affairs specialist. She died of lung cancer on April 3, 1965 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She was laid to rest in Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery in Old San Juan. April 3 is the 93rd day of the year (94th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 272 days remaining. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... Flag Seal Nickname: La Ciudad Amurallada (The Wall City), Los Capitalinos (The Ones From the Capital), Los Senadores (The Senators), La Losa (The Tile) Gentilic: Sanjuaneros Location Location of San Juan, Puerto Rico within Puerto Rico Government Founded 1521 Mayor Jorge A. Santini Padilla Political party PNP Senatorial district 1... Main article: San Juan, Puerto Rico Map of Old San Juan. ...


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