Julia de Burgos is known as Puerto Rico’s most famous Latina poet. She was born on February 17, 1914, in Carolina, Puerto Rico and died on July 6, 1953, in Harlem, New York. She was a teacher, writer and a civil rights activist for women and African/Afro-Caribbean writers. Also knownRead More →

José Campeche is Puerto Rico’s first and most significant painter of the 18th-century.  He was born on January 6, 1751, to Tomás Campeche a freed-slave who purchased his freedom and to María Jordán originally from the Canary Islands.  Of Afro-Caribbean descent, Campeche learned his father’s trade of decorator and gilder asRead More →