Historic Photo of the Day: The Tydings Bill

  On three occasions, the U.S. Congress offered to give Puerto Rico its independence. In 1934, Senator Millard Tydings (D-MD), chairman of the Senate Committee on Territories and Insular Affairs, filed a bill in U.S. Congress that would… Read More

The images of Luis Muñoz Marín

“Justice is incidental to law and order. ” – FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover   Luís Muñoz Marín had a carefully crafted persona. Gov. Muñoz Marín, his PPD political party, and the U.S. government all had a great… Read More

Historic Photo of the Day: Pablo Casals

  On November 3, 1961, Pablo Casals performed a cello recital after a White House Dinner. Pres. John F. Kennedy, Gov. Luis Muñoz Marín, and their wives listened and applauded.  

Historic Photo of the Day: Luis Muñoz Marín promises pan, tierra, y libertad

  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… Read More

Luis Muñoz Marín’s Operation Kickback

  The author of Campus In Bondage, Ruth M. Reynolds, was a life-long advocate for the independence of Puerto Rico. She was arrested on October 31, 1950 for “conspiracy to overthrow the government of the US” and imprisoned… Read More