In 1944, Luis Muñoz Marín mounted a furious campaign through the Puerto Rican countryside.
He distributed hundreds of thousands of copies of El Batey, the PPD newsletter.
He toured the Cordillera Mountain range in a jeep, with huge speakers that blasted into the mountainsides.
He spoke with thousand of jíbaros and promised them pan, tierra y libertad (bread, land and liberty).
Luis Muñoz Marín promises bread, land and liberty in 1944
The liberty never arrived, but it paid off for Muñoz Marín.
He became governor of Puerto Rico in 1948.