Nilita Vientós Gastón
San Sebastián, P.R. 1903 – San Juan, P.R. 1989
Nilita Vientós Gastón was one of the first two women to be accepted into the University of Puerto Rico Law School. She was the first woman recruited as a lawyer by the Department of Justice of Puerto Rico. She led and won the lawsuit known as “Language Trial” and as a result, the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico determined that spanish should be the official language used in courts. She established the magazine “Asomante”, one of the greatest spanish language maganzines of the 20th Century and, through it, many Puerto Rican authors were known abroad and the contemporary writing culture of Puerto Rico was disseminated. She was the first woman to occupy the position of President of the Puerto Rican Athenaeum. She distinguished herself because of her dramatic sense of life, her uncompromising fight with justice, her critical capability and her courage to speak her thoughts without fearing the consequences.
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