Juan Bobo History Lesson: Pedro Albizu Campos

Posted: April 2, 2013 in Recent Posts
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Juan Bobo History Lesson:

Pedro Albizu Campos

Pedro Albizu Campos was the first Puerto Rican to graduate from Harvard College and Harvard Law School. He became president of the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party, and the most controversial political figure in Puerto Rican history.

He spent 23 years in prison. He was accused of attempting to assassinate President Harry Truman. He led a revolution in 1950 that swept through eight towns in Puerto Rico, including an armed assault on the Governor’s mansion.

Fidel Castro, Che Guevara, and Nelson Mandela studied his life, and learned from his experience. Yet strangely, many people are unaware of this key historical figure.

Here is a short documentary about him:

The Chronicles of Juan Bobo

  1. Maria Ramos says:

    Shame on the U.S. for the way they treated this man and his country. I hope American Sugar, Fajardo Sugar, the Guanica Central, Chase Manhattan, and American Colonial Bank got their money’s worth. Their profits were built on blood.

  2. Joe sanchez says:

    Yes, Pedro Albizu Campos fearlessly championed the cause of freedom and justice for all. I just hope he also knew our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

  3. Leo Rodriguez says:

    Don Pedro…El Maestro…one of the finest men in our island’s history. Someday he’ll get his proper due.

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