Monday, August 2, 2010

Lolita Lebrón, Puerto Rican Independence Activist Who Led Shooting at U.S. Congress, Dies at 89

Lolita Lebrón, who in 1954 led three other Puerto Rican nationalists in a shooting inside of the U.S. House of Representatives--an act conceived to bring international attention to the cause of Puerto Rico's independence--died Sunday in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Born in November 19, 1920, in Lares, Lebrón moved as a young adult to New York, where she became a follower of Puerto Rican nationalist leader Pedro Albizu Campos ... read more herehere, and here (In Spanish); watch video on the 1954 Congress shootings here
Read Also: Vieques Advocate Turns From Violence of Her Past - By David Gonzalez (The New York Times)

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