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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.”

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Homemade Snicker Cups - Erren's Kitchen

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Puerto Rico on the globe (Caribbean special) ◆Puerto Rico – Wikipedia #Puerto_Rico

10 Afro-Puerto Ricans Everyone Should Know | La Respuesta

Jose Campeche y Jordán (1751-1809) Considered Puerto Rico’s first major, “homegrown” visual artist, Campeche was a mulatto whose father purchased his freedom from slavery. He was a self-taught painter who is known for his portraits of the island’s elite and paintings of religious iconography.

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Lillian Comas-Díaz, PhD (circa 1948-Pres.) Clinical Psychologist, Comas-Díaz employs a critical, feminist, and antiracist lens in her writing and community work. Born in Chicago and raised in Puerto Rico, she is the second wave of feminism and the resurgence of the independence movement. She coined the term “LatinNegra/o” offering a more intersectional and holistic identity for afrodescendientes Latina/os.

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

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Ponce, Puerto Rico

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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10 Afro Puerto Ricans everyone should know

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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,

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