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  • [Rally for Andres Cordero upon his release from prison]

    [Rally for Andres Cordero upon his release from prison]

    This tape features footage of a Puerto Rican Nationalist community meeting in Chicago celebrating the release of Andres Cordero, a Puerto Rican Nationalist who had gone to prison for taking part in an attack on the U.S. House of Representatives in 1954. Continue reading

  • [Maria Cueto – Andres Jimenez]

    [Maria Cueto – Andres Jimenez]

    This tape features footage of an interview with Maria Cueto, who had recently been released after being imprisoned for ten months for refusing to give information about FALN bombings to a grand jury. The second segment on the tape features a Puerto Rican Nationalist event, and ends with a musical performance by Andres Jimenez. Continue reading

  • [FALN church rally for four released Puerto Rican Nationalists]

    [FALN church rally for four released Puerto Rican Nationalists]

    This tape features footage of a National Liberation Armed Forces (FALN) support gathering 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. This tape features a church service and meeting honoring the four nationalists. Folksinger and activist Marta Rodriguez also performs. Continue reading

  • [10 PM TV News]

    [10 PM TV News]

    This is a tape of the 10 o’clock news on June 6, 1978. The tape switches between channels several times at the beginning to show some segments on each of Channels 2, 5, and 7. Many of the news segments cover the first anniversary of the riots in Humboldt Park, and give a report on the Humboldt Park community one year following the riots. These are followed by part of “Inside Spring Training” with the 1978 White Sox. Following this is part of “Overnight Man,” a candid documentary about WBBM radio journalist Joe Cummings. Cummings is interviewed, as well as many of his colleagues, who comment on his work and his personality as a “character.” Continue reading

  • The Defense of Lolita Lebron: An Interview With Conrad Lynn

    The Defense of Lolita Lebron: An Interview With Conrad Lynn

    Lolita Lebron was arrested in 1954 for carrying out an attack on the U.S. House of Representatives with fellow Puerto Rican Nationalists Andres Cordero, Rafael Cancel Miranda, and Irving Flores. Lebron was a strong symbol in the Puerto Rican Nationalist movement for being a female who insisted on taking full blame for orchestrating the action, rather than getting a lighter sentence as a mere participant. Most of the tape is made up of an interview with Lebron’s attorney Conrad Lynn, who goes into depth about the trial, his defense of Lebron, the Puerto Rican Nationalist movement, and Lebron’s personal life. Continue reading