Frente Unido - Marcha a Washington de Octobre 30

Title

Frente Unido - Marcha a Washington de Octobre 30

Subject

Puerto Rican Nationalism

Description

This leaflet encourages New Yorkers to participate in an upcoming march in Washington, D.C., to support Puerto Rican Nationalism, as well as "political prisoners" in the U.S. associated with the cause. The flyer features five imprisoned nationalists. Four - Lolita Lebrón, Irvin Flores, Andrés Figueroa Cordero, and Rafael Cancel Miranda - had been imprisoned after entering the U.S. Capitol Building on March 1, 1954, and opening fire with automatic pistols, wounding five congressmen. The fifth, Oscar Collazo, attempted to assassinate President Harry S Truman on November 1, 1950. The 1950s were a time of insurgent Puerto Rican nationalism, with a variety of actions on the island and in the U.S. On October 30, 1950, the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party organized a series of uprisings in various Puerto Rican cities. The date for the 1954 attack on the U.S. Capitol was chosen because it coincided with the inauguration of the Conferencia Interamericana (Interamerican Conference) in Caracas. The activists hoped to call attention to Puerto Rico's independence cause, particularly among the Latin American countries participating in that conference. During the late-1960s, Puerto Rican nationalism saw a resurgence along with other struggles for self-determination and liberation.

Creator

unknown

Source

Roz Payne

Publisher

Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Date

ca. late-1960s or early-1970s

Format

mimeograph

Type

leaflet

Original Format

paper

Citation

unknown, “Frente Unido - Marcha a Washington de Octobre 30,” Roz Payne Sixties Archive, accessed October 28, 2020, https://rozsixties.unl.edu/items/show/510.

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