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 →

Every year as summer comes to a close, I start looking forward to Hispanic Heritage Month celebrated from September 15th through October 15th.  This year, I’m thrilled to introduce a new series:  “Notable Hispanics: A Hispanic Heritage Month Series for Kids.”  Each Monday, I will be featuring a notable Hispanic,Read More →