Don Pedro Albizu Campos

 

A tireless fighter for the independence of Puerto Rico, Don Pedro was born in September 1891 in Ponce, PR. He was elected president of the Nationalist Party in 1930 and remained its president until his death in 1965. He was a chemical engineer and lawyer who spent more than half of his adult life in US prisons, tortured and separated from his family and compatriots. He was bombarded with radiation while in prison and died of radiation sickness.