In the 1940s, the Mirabal sisters, Patria, Minerva, and Antonia Mirabel , opposed the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo by trying overthrow his political party. They refused to give up their fight for democracy and civil liberties to everyone on the island until their assassination in 1960. However, their death led to the fall of the Trujillo rule.
The legacy of the Mirabal sisters is of compassion and bravery. They stood out as national heroines in the Dominican Republic and are remembered for giving hope and inspiration to many young men and women.