Celia Sánchez (1920-1980) was a Cuban revolutionary, researcher, and archivist. She played a critical role in starting the Cuban Revolution and then administering the revolutionary state until her death in 1980. She championed the best values of the revolution. A capable organizer, she demonstrated courage in the face of danger, a commitment to transforming society, and a tireless dedication to her people. Sanchez launched parks, literacy programs and a national archive project.