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Zoom Today in history: January 11, 1980 - Cuban revolutionary leader Celia Sánchez dies. 
Sánchez was the founder of the July 26th Movement in Manzanillo, Cuba. She was one of the first women to assemble a combat squad during the revolution. She was tasked with making all the necessary arrangements throughout the southwest coast region of Cuba for the Granma landing, and was responsible for organizing reinforcements once the revolutionaries landed. She was a member of the general staff of the Rebel Army. After the revolution, Sánchez was Secretary to the Presidency of the Council of Ministers and served in the Department of Services of the Council of State until her death of lung cancer in 1980.
Via Freedom Road Socialist Organization (Fight Back!)

Today in history: January 11, 1980 - Cuban revolutionary leader Celia Sánchez dies.

Sánchez was the founder of the July 26th Movement in Manzanillo, Cuba. She was one of the first women to assemble a combat squad during the revolution. She was tasked with making all the necessary arrangements throughout the southwest coast region of Cuba for the Granma landing, and was responsible for organizing reinforcements once the revolutionaries landed. She was a member of the general staff of the Rebel Army. After the revolution, Sánchez was Secretary to the Presidency of the Council of Ministers and served in the Department of Services of the Council of State until her death of lung cancer in 1980.

Via Freedom Road Socialist Organization (Fight Back!)

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