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  • [Rally for four released FALN members]

    [Rally for four released FALN members]

    This tape features footage of a National Liberation Armed Forces (FALN) support rally in September 1979 in Chicago. It took place right after Puerto Rican Nationalists Oscar Collazo, Irving Flores, Rafael Cancel Miranda, and Lolita Lebron were released from jail upon President Jimmy Carter’s commutation of their sentences. Collazo was incarcerated for the attempted assassination of President Harry Truman. Flores, Miranda, and Lebron had been in jail for a 1954 attack on the U.S. House of Representatives. In this tape, the released nationalists address a crowd of supporters for the first time. Continue reading

  • [Dinner and March]

    [Dinner and March]

    This tape features footage from a National Liberation Armed Forces (FALN) support rally in late 1979 in Chicago. It took place right after Puerto Rican Nationalists Oscar Collazo, Irving Flores, Rafael Cancel Miranda, and Lolita Lebron were released from jail upon President Jimmy Carter’s commutation of their sentences. Collazo was incarcerated for the attempted assassination of President Harry Truman in 1950. Flores, Miranda, and Lebron had been in jail for a 1954 attack on the U.S. House of Representatives. This tape features a dinner and then a march in Humboldt Park. Continue reading