One of the most tireless defenders of independence for Puerto Rico under Spanish colonial rule, Sotero Figueroa was a mulatto artisan who, in addition to working as a typographer, was also a journalist, poet and playwright.
In the Tibes area of Ponce is one of the oldest indigenous archaeological sites in the Caribbean. It consists of 12 stone structures, including ceremonial plazas, bateys and foundations, of which only nine have been restored.
A leader of the Puerto Rican needlework industry in the early 20th century, she was also the first woman elected to the Puerto Rican legislature and the first female legislator in all of Latin America.
The edited and published book of memoirs of Puerto Rican tabaquero (cigar worker), Bernardo Vega, who migrated from Puerto Rico to New York in 1916, when he was 30 years of age, and who lived in the city for over three and a half decades, have unveiled an important period