Ana Celia Zentella Lolita Lebrón Letters Collection
On March 1, 1954, Puerto Rican Nationalists Lolita Lebrón, Rafael Cancel Miranda, Irvin Flores and Andres Figueroa Cordero attached the United States House of Representatives to call international attention to Puerto Rico's colonial political status and pro-independence cause. As a result of her actions, Lebrón was imprisoned for 25 years. Puerto Rican/Mexican anthro-political linguist Ana Celia Zentella served as the head of the Free Lolita Committee for the Third World Women’s Alliance and visited Lebrón in prison and after her release. This collection consists of clippings, newspapers, flyers, correspondence and programs about Puerto Rican political prisoners, in particular Lolita Lebrón and the Comité Lolita Lebrón collected by Zentella from the 1974 to 1979. These documents shed light on Lebrón’s life and the Nationalist and sympathizers' struggles to keep the public attention, and campaign efforts to get Lebrón released from prison.
Gift of Ana Celia Zentella
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- Lebrón, Lolita (Person)
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1. Correspondence between Lebrón and Zentella; 2. Petitions, flyers and documentation for Lebrón's release; 3-4. Newspaper clippings (copies); 5. Photographs.