For many years, the Black history of Puerto Rico was even missing from Puerto Rico's history books. "El Museo de Nuestra Raiz Africana" (the Museum of our African Roots) located in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, is where you can learn about the African cultu
Sad ~ A penniless mother hides her face in shame after putting her children up for sale. Chicago, My husband's late mother actually had this happen in the depression. She and her brother ended up in an orphanage. It is so sad!
Nemesio R. Canales (December 18, 1878 – September 14, 1923) was a Puerto Rican essayist, journalist, novelist, playwright, politician and activist who defended women's civil rights. As a politician, he presented a bill to the Puerto Rico House of Representatives, which eventually was approved, giving women their full civil rights, including the right to vote.
Before alarm clocks there were knocker-upper's. Mary Smith earned sixpence a week shooting dried peas at sleeping workers windows. Limehouse Fields. London. . Undated. Photograph from Philip Davies' Lost London: 1870 - 1945.
A Knocker-up ’s job was to rouse sleeping people so they could get to work on time. Mary Smith earned sixpence a week shooting dried peas at sleeping workers windows - Photograph from Philip Davies’ Lost London: 1870 - S)
Luis Lloréns Torres (Juana Díaz, 1876 - Santurce, 1944) Escritor puertorriqueño. Poeta y ensayista, cultivó la lírica modernista para pasar, en una etapa posterior, al costumbrismo de signo nacionalista y patriótico que predominó en las letras puertorriqueñas en las primeras décadas del siglo XX. ___________________________________ Recibió la enseñanza secundaria en el Colegio Don Rafael Janer de Maricao (distrito de Mayagüez) y viajó a España para realizar estudios superiores.