The Murder of the Mirabal Sisters-MainPhoto

Mamiverse Guide to the Dominican Republic-MainPhoto

Minerva’s sisters, Mate and Patria, soon followed her into political action against Trujillo. Dedé joined later, even as her husband, Jaimito, tried to hold her back from doing so. Finally, the four sisters formed a group called the Movement of the Fourteenth of June (named after the date of a massacre Patria witnessed that compelled her to get into politics). But within the group, the sisters called themselves Las Mariposas (the Butterflies) after Minerva´s underground name, Mariposa.

Read Related: That Mad Game: Growing Up in a War Zone