“Campus in Bondage”, her book …. was finally published in 1989, the year of her death.
Ruth Mary Reynolds was an American educator and civil rights activist who developed a profound commitment to Puerto Rican independence – so strong that she went to jail for it.
She met Pedro Albizu Campos while he was interned in Columbus Hospital, in New York City. Shortly afterward, she co-founded and became executive secretary of the American League for Puerto Rican Independence. In 1947 and 1947, she appeared before the US congress and the United Nations, to speak on behalf of that cause.
In 1948, Reynolds became aware that in Puerto Rico, the police were beating and tear gassing students in the University of Puerto Rico. Some students had been clubbed on the head until they were unconscious, and had to be hospitalized.
Reynolds went down to Puerto Rico and conducted a four-month investigation. After hundreds of interviews, she concluded that the beatings were politically motivated. The police had been…
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