1979 September 9, Chicago IL Puerto Rican Nationalists Released, 1st Stop Chicago


1979 On September 6, the Five Nationalists (Lolita Lebron, Rafael Cancel Miranda, Irvin Flores, Oscar Collazo, and Andres Figueroa Cordero) are pardoned by President Jimmy Carter. Their first stop after serving 25 years in federal prison is Chicago’s Puerto Rican barrio, which plays an active role in the movement for their release. View a slideshow of their visit to Chicago here.

September 9, 1979. Carlos Germán Rieckehoff, Lolita Lebrón, Rafael Cancel Miranda and Oscar Collazo during an interview with a journalist at the Puerto Rican Cultural Center library, 1671 N. Claremont Ave. The Center moved in 2003 to it’s represent location at 2739 W. Division ST.
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