Libertad publication cover of the 40th Anniversary of the Attack on Congress
José E. Velázquez Papers, 1950s-1999
The Libertad cover of the 40th anniversary of the United States Capitol shooting incident, an attack on Congress on March 1, 1954 by four Puerto Rican nationalists (Lolita Lebrón, Rafael Cancel Miranda, Andres Figueroa Cordero, Irvin Flores). The cover also commemorates the 14th anniversary of the capture of Puerto Rican political prisoners, who were convicted of seditious conspiracy in the early 1980s for their resistance to colonialism. Many of their sentences were later commuted by Presidents Clinton and Obama.
1994, Date accepted
CreatorJosé E. Velázquez
Activism, Nationalism, Political activism, Political prisoners
Individuals or Organizations MentionedLolita Lebron
, Rafael Cancel Miranda
, Andres Figueroa Cordero
, Irvin Flores Rodríguez
, United States. Congress
Related PlacesWashington, DC
José E. Velázquez Papers, 1950s-1999. Libertad publication cover of the 40th Anniversary of the Attack on Congress: JoEV_b07_f12_0001. Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library & Archives, Hunter College, CUNY. Web. 16 Sep 2019.
Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Library & Archive
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