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Comite Pro Libertad de los Presos Nacionalistas Puertorriqueños
Maker: Glad Day Press; Liz Mestres
Date Made: 1978
Place Made: North America: United States; New York, Ithaca
Measurements: 57.7 cm x 86.4 cm; 22 11/16 in x 34 in
Main Subject: Puerto Rico (Latin America: Caribbean and Central America); Political Prisoners
Materials: paper (fiber product); wrapped, corners
Lolita Lebron Rafael Cancel Miranda Oscar Collazo Andres Figueroa Cordero Irving Flores Sat. Nov. 1st. at 1pm at the U.N. 47st. & 1 ave. Committee for the Freedom of the Puerto Rican Nationalist Prisoners Comite Pro Libertad de los Presos Nacionalistas Puertorriqueños
Acquisition Number: 2004-230
Production Notes: 10782 different size
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LOLITA LEBRÓN Born in Lares, where the first proclamation of Puerto Rican nationhood was made in 1868, Lolita Lebrón is a leading Puerto Rican nationalist. She led the 1954 attack on the U.S. House of Representatives, which resulted in the shooting of five congressmen and the proclamation of Puerto Rican independence. After serving more than twenty-five years in prison, she was pardoned by Jimmy Carter in 1979. She continues to fight for independence, and against U.S. Navy occupation of the island of Vieques. OSCAR COLLAZO Oscar Collazo was a leader of the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party who participated, with Griserio Torresola, in the assassination attempt on President Truman on October 31, 1950. Torresola and a security agent (Leslie Coffelt) were killed during the attempt. Collazo was tried and found guilty of murder and attempted assassination and sentenced to death. However, in 1952 President Truman commuted the sentence to life imprisonment. He was pardoned and released in 1979 by President Jimmy Carter. Collazo died of a stroke, Feb. 20, 1994. RAFAEL CANCEL MIRANDA A leading Puerto Rican independence activist, Rafael Cancel Miranda was incarcerated in Tallahassee, Florida, from 1949 to 1951 for refusing the draft. He moved to Cuba following his release, where he was jailed by the Batista regime. He then moved to New York City to work with the United Nations Puerto Rican case. In 1954, Miranda joined Lolita Lebrón, Irvin Flores, and Andres Figueroa Cordero in the assault on the U.S. House of Representatives. He was sentenced to 80 years in prison, but was pardoned by Jimmy Carter in 1979.