Final Years and Legacy

After years of intense patriotic struggle, Don Pedro reached a point where his circumstances and health no longer allowed him to continue serving in a leadership role. What were his final years like? How was his death received?

Having become such a powerful and internationally recognized symbol of Puerto Rico’s struggle for independence, how has Don Pedro’s life been remembered? What is Don Pedro’s legacy within the Puerto Rican and world community?

We often hear about Don Pedro’s wife, Dr. Laura Meneses de Albizu Campos, as a footnote. What are some things we can know about her?

Final Months And Funeral

Becoming A Living Legend When Don Pedro was pardoned by Governor Muñoz Marín on November 15, 1964, he had been in the Presbyterian Hospital since 1956. His pardon produced a great reaction throughout Puerto Rico and many people made their way to the hospital to witness his release from custody. By this point in his…

Passing The Torch Of Liberation

A Purpose Connected To History César Andreu Iglesias, one-time president of the Puerto Rican Communist Party and co-founder of the publication Claridad, published an article in El Imparcial on April 24, 1965, three days after the transition of Don Pedro. In it he provided his own definition of what Don Pedro represented for the nation…

Dr. Laura Meneses de Albizu Campos

A Pioneer From Peru Dr. Laura Meneses del Carpio was born in Arequipa, Peru on March 31, 1894. The youngest of three children, her father Juan Rosa Meneses del Pino was a Colonel in the Peruvian Army. Due to her father’s position in the military, Doña Laura traveled frequently. And due to the importance her…