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Bartolomé de las Casas

July 18

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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on of July, repeating indefinitely

(1484-1566)

After witnessing the cruel way the Spanish conquistadors treated the Native Americans, Bartolomé gave up his own plantation in Cuba and joined the Dominican Order. He made it his life mission to win justice for the natives, insisting that in their suffering represented the crucified Christ. He traveled to the Spanish court many times to try changing the laws.

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July 18
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