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Ismael Rivera (1931-1987)  Known as “El Sonero Mayor”, he was a renowned composer and singer who popularized bomba y plena music during the 1950s and ‘60s. His songs promoted Black pride in Puerto Rico and Latin America, such as “Las caras lindas” and “El Nazareno.”

Ismael Rivera (1931-1987) Known as “El Sonero Mayor”, he was a renowned composer and singer who popularized bomba y plena music during the 1950s and ‘60s. His songs promoted Black pride in Puerto Rico and Latin America, such as “Las caras lindas” and “El Nazareno.”

Dominga Cruz Becerril (1909-circa 1970s) Born in Ponce and died in exile in Cuba, Cruz Becerril rescued the Puerto Rican flag  left on the ground during the Ponce Massacre of 1937. A lecturer in a tobacco factory, inspired by Latin America freedom movements, joined the Nationalist Party in the 1930s. She is credited with giving the party’s leader, Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos, his moniker – “El Maestro”. Cruz Becerril also transformed the women’s wing of the movement into a trained fighting…

Dominga Cruz Becerril (1909-circa 1970s) Born in Ponce and died in exile in Cuba, Cruz Becerril rescued the Puerto Rican flag left on the ground during the Ponce Massacre of 1937. A lecturer in a tobacco factory, inspired by Latin America freedom movements, joined the Nationalist Party in the 1930s. She is credited with giving the party’s leader, Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos, his moniker – “El Maestro”. Cruz Becerril also transformed the women’s wing of the movement into a trained fighting…

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Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro (1970-Present) Novelist, Playwright and Essayist, she is a Puerto Rico contemporary writer who won her country’s National Prize for literature for her short story collection Ojos de Luna in 2008 and was chosen as one of Latin America’s 39 best writers under 39-years-old at Bogota39 in 2007. She is also the author of “Negras: Stories of Puerto Rican Slave Women”. Arroyo Pizarro works and writes extensively on the LGBTQ movement in Puerto Rico.

Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro (1970-Present) Novelist, Playwright and Essayist, she is a Puerto Rico contemporary writer who won her country’s National Prize for literature for her short story collection Ojos de Luna in 2008 and was chosen as one of Latin America’s 39 best writers under 39-years-old at Bogota39 in 2007. She is also the author of “Negras: Stories of Puerto Rican Slave Women”. Arroyo Pizarro works and writes extensively on the LGBTQ movement in Puerto Rico.

Puerto Rico on the globe (Caribbean special) ◆Puerto Rico – Wikipedia http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puerto_Rico #Puerto_Rico

Puerto Rico on the globe (Caribbean special) ◆Puerto Rico – Wikipedia http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puerto_Rico #Puerto_Rico

10 Afro-Puerto Ricans Everyone Should Know | La Respuesta

10 Afro-Puerto Ricans Everyone Should Know | La Respuesta

10 Afro Puerto Ricans everyone should know

10 Afro Puerto Ricans everyone should know

10 Afro-Puerto Ricans Everyone Should Know Part of "Caja de Memoria Constancia" art installation by Adrián 'Viajero" Román

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Pedro Albizu Campos, JD (1891-1965)  One of Puerto Rico’s most celebrated leaders for independence, he was the first Boricua to attend Harvard University. He also led the Nationalist Party and struggled for his homeland’s sovereignty all of his life. He died after suffering years of radiation experiments in U.S. prisons. Read more about Albizu Campos,

Pedro Albizu Campos, JD (1891-1965) One of Puerto Rico’s most celebrated leaders for independence, he was the first Boricua to attend Harvard University. He also led the Nationalist Party and struggled for his homeland’s sovereignty all of his life. He died after suffering years of radiation experiments in U.S. prisons. Read more about Albizu Campos,

Celestina Cordero (1787-1862) and Rafael Cordero (1790-1868) These siblings are “the parents” of public education in Puerto Rico. They were the children of former slaves who bought their freedom. They established free schools in San Juan where education was a right so their classrooms were mixed with pupils from both the elite and marginalized. Celestina founded the first school for girls in 1820. Rafael is currently on the path towards official Sainthood in the Catholic Church.

Celestina Cordero (1787-1862) and Rafael Cordero (1790-1868) These siblings are “the parents” of public education in Puerto Rico. They were the children of former slaves who bought their freedom. They established free schools in San Juan where education was a right so their classrooms were mixed with pupils from both the elite and marginalized. Celestina founded the first school for girls in 1820. Rafael is currently on the path towards official Sainthood in the Catholic Church.

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