While the Mirabal Sisters are today well-known in the Dominican Republic, it took several decades for their memory to be celebrated nationally and internationally. The Mirabal family, especially their mother Chea and their surviving sister Dedé, made sure to maintain the legacy of the sisters by preserving their personal belongings in their last home and opening it to the public
in 1994. In addition, the Mirabal Sisters inspired many artists. Likely, the most famous is Julia Alvarez and her novel In the Time of the Butterflies
To learn more about the Trujillo regime, watch this TED-Ed Lesson
about the 1937 Haitian Massacre.