PR Dream and Judith Escalona join the WAR AGAINST ALL PUERTO RICANS !
Tomorrow, Saturday June 6, 2-4 pm, at the PR DREAM STUDIO at 1355 Park Avenue (corner of 102 Street & Park Avenue).
The author will discuss his book and present historical photographs which document key facts, events and personalities in Puerto Rican history.
Subjects will include the Rio Piedras Massacre, the Ponce Massacre, the leadership of Pedro Albizu Campos, the political career of Governor Luis Muñoz Marín, Public Law 53 (the Gag Law), the Gag Law arrests, the 1934 sugarcane strike, the secret FBI files called “carpetas,” the police terror of Governor Blanton Winship, the haplessness of Moncho Reyes, the conditions at La Princesa and El Oso Blanco prisons, the bombing of Jayuya and Utuado by US fighter planes, the arrest of 3,000 Puerto Ricans after the October 1950 rebellion, the role of the FBI in the suppression of the Nationalist Party and the island’s struggle for independence.
Also under discussion: a fascinating and little-known figure named Charles Herbert Allen, the first civilian US governor of Puerto Rico. Allen has been described as “the man who stole Puerto Rico,” who used his governorship to create a sugar empire for himself, his family, and a few friends. This empire was so great, that at one point it controlled 98% of the sugar refining capacity of the entire United States. Today, Allen’s company is known as Domino Sugar.
There will also be a book signing for War Against All Puerto Ricans, and a fascinating documentary about the Nationalist Party in Puerto Rico.
WHEN: Saturday June 6, 2-4 pm
WHERE: PR Dream Studio
1355 Park Avenue (corner of 102 Street & Park Avenue)