Historic Photo of the Day: Don Pedro Albizu Campos


“El Maestro” … “Don Pedro spent most of his adult life in jail, and was tortured in prison.” …. Don Pedro Albizu Campos: “His name belongs in the pantheon of freedom”!!

WAR AGAINST ALL PUERTO RICANS

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Pedro Albizu Campos is the central figure in the history of the Puerto Rican independence movement. 

Don Pedro graduated from Harvard University and Harvard Law School (the first Puerto Rican to graduate from both) and became the president of the Nationalist Party. 

After leading an island-wide agricultural strike in the mid 1930s, he was jailed in 1936 on the same charges as Oscar López Rivera: “seditious conspiracy to overthrow the US government.”  

Don Pedro spent most of his adult life in jail, and was tortured in prison. 

His name belongs in the pantheon of freedom: along with Simón Bolívar, José Martí, Mahatma Gandhi, and Nelson Mandela. 

This enduring image of Don Pedro, showing his passion and commitment, was taken during one of his speeches:

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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