The Heroine and Martyr Le Thi Rieng was born in 1925 in Vinh My commune, Gia Rai district, Bac Lieu province. In 1940, she joined as a revolutionary activist and in the autumn of 1945, she joined as the first Cuu quoc (National salvation) women team in Bac Lieu. Then, she was dispatched to Phuoc Long province where she was admitted to the Vietnamese Communist Party.
In 1947, she was appointed as the Team Leader of Women’s National Salvation Association of Rach Gia and then as the Deputy Director of Women's National Salvation Association in the Southeast of Vietnam.
The Heroine and Martyr Le Thi Rieng (1925-1968)
In 1953, she got married with Le Trong Tam, a revolutionary activist. After 1954, she was sent to work in the Agitation Team for Southern Vietnam Labor Party. Then she was appointed as Deputy Director of Women Association for the Southern Liberation and then Director of Sai Gon - Gia Dinh Agitation Board. She was arrested in 1967 and suffered from severe torture but keeping her stable mind and loyalty. She was shot on 1/2/1968.
Now, the National Museum of History is exhibiting her keepsakes including a dairy and a hairpin. The diary wrote about her missing and love to her children, family and country.
Le Thi Rieng’s dairy and hairpin in VNMH’s Exhibition Room
The Le Thi Rieng cultural park in District 10, Ho Chi Minh City
To celebrate the International Women’s Day, let us remember about the woman who devoted her life for our national liberation and peace.
Thu Nhuan (summary)
English: Tran Trang