The Truman Assassination Attempt

Posted: August 1, 2013 in Recent Posts
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Juan Bobo History Lesson:

 The Truman Assassination Attempt

On November 1, 1950, two men attempted to assassinate President Harry S. Truman. It was a desperate effort to turn the world’s attention to the U.S. colonial regime in Puerto Rico.

The attempt failed. Griselio Torresola was killed, Oscar Collazo was shot in the chest, and a policeman was killed.

For a one-sided newsreel about the assassination attempt, brought to you by the Liberty National Insurance Company, see here: 

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Comments
  1. Joe Sanchez says:

    I’ve known about the Blair House/ Truman assassination attempt since I was in my twenties. It was never taught in American History. It was like, “We don’t talk about it” I later learned more about it in Puerto Rican History at John Jay College back in the ’70s.

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