Don Pedro Albizu Campos Speech

Pedro Albizu Campos was called "El Maestro" by all who loved him and valued his leadership. He was the most prominent Puerto Rican political figure of the 20th century, a National Hero who sacrificed his life for the freedom of his country. Under his direction, the Nationalist Party of Puerto Rico became a major force in the fight for independence. A powerful speaker, thousands would gather to listen to his passionate discourses of freedom. He urged the Puerto Rican people to reclaim their cultural history and national symbols such as the flag and the national anthem. Because of his teachings, the Puerto Rican people and the Latino world called Pedro Albizu Campos, "El Maestro". He was the first great Puerto Rican theoretician of anticolonial thought, and the first to describe the contradictions of the colonized.