Category: Misc

Utuado Uprising

The Utuado Uprising, also known as the Utuado Revolt or El Grito de Utuado, refers to the revolt against the United States government in Puerto Rico which occurred on October 30, 1950 in various localities in Puerto Rico and which in Utuado culminated in the “Utuado massacre”. Events leading to the revolt On September 17, 1922, the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party was formed. Jose Coll y Cuchi, a former member of the Union Party, was elected its first president. He wanted radical changes within the economy and social welfare programs of Puerto Rico. In 1924, Pedro Albizu Campos, a...

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Ponce Massacre

On March 21, 1937, Ponce was involved in an incident called the Ponce Massacre. The incident occurred as a result of a march organized in Ponce on Palm Sunday by the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party. The women were dressed in white, as nurses of the Red Cross. The men wore all white or a black shirt and white pants. Some of the other adults wore cadet uniforms of a Liberation Army, the gathered group were the Cadets of the Republic and the Daughters of Liberty.  The march was organized to commemorate the end of slavery in 1873 and to...

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