[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.

00:00Copy video clip URL This tape begins with static.

00:16Copy video clip URL Poster-sized pictures of Oscar Collazo, Rafael Cancel Miranda, Lolita Lebron, and Irving Flores lay atop an altar at a local church. The four are in attendance and sit on the altar throughout the night. Various speakers address the small congregation for most of the tape. This is followed by a performance from activist and musician Marta Rodriguez.

01:16Copy video clip URL Irving Flores poses for a few pictures with a supporter. This is followed by footage of the event.

16:36Copy video clip URL Marta Rodriguez performs for the audience. This lasts for the remainder of the tape.

29:23Copy video clip URL Tape ends.

 

1 Comment

  1. Camilo says:

    This is titled wrong, this is for the release of the for Puerto Rican Nationalist not for the FALN

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