Following the conclusion of the Spanish American War in 1898, the island of Puerto Rico became a colony of the United States. Soon nationalists like Luis Muñoz Marin and Pedro Albizu Campos were arguing that Puerto Rico should become its own independent nation. In 1937, a rally by nationalists to celebrate the abolition of slavery in Puerto Rico resulted in one of the most horrible attacks on unarmed civilians in Puerto Rican history. This video was produced, is owned and copyrighted by Ortiz/Simon Productions and is posted on vimeo and Latinopia.com by permission.

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