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María Bibiana Benítez (December 1783 – April was Puerto Rico's first known female poet and one of its first playwrights.

Puerto Rico's Culture: Famous Puerto Ricans: Ruben Berrios/amigo y padrino de uno de mis sobrinos.

Puerto Rico's Culture: Famous Puerto Ricans: Rubén Berríos, Guardian of our Heritage

Miguel Algarín Jr. (September 11, 1941), is a Puerto Rican poet, writer, co-founder of the Nuyorican Poets Café, and retired Rutgers University professor of English.

(September is a Puerto Rican poet, writer, co-founder of the Nuyorican Poets Café, and retired Rutgers University professor of English. Love you Miguel.

Juan F. Acosta (May 27, 1890 – 1968) was a noted Puerto Rican composer and music teacher. Acosta had a girlfriend called Carmela who in turn had another friend by the same name. Before moving from San Sebastian, in 1909, at the age of 19, he wrote his first danza titled Las Carmelas, inspired by the girls. He moved to the town of Adjuntas where he organized its municipal band and various school bands. It is also where he met his future wife, Ramonita Nieves.

Juan F. Acosta (May 27, 1890 – 1968) was a noted Puerto Rican composer and music teacher. Acosta had a girlfriend called Carmela who in turn had another friend by the same name. Before moving from San Sebastian, in 1909, at the age of 19, he wrote his first danza titled Las Carmelas, inspired by the girls. He moved to the town of Adjuntas where he organized its municipal band and various school bands. It is also where he met his future wife, Ramonita Nieves.

Rose Franco (born January 22, 1934), a Puerto Rican, was the first Hispanic woman to become a Chief Warrant Officer in the United States Marine Corps.

Rose Franco (born January is a retired United States Marine Warrant Officer. Originally from Puerto Rico, she is the first Hispanic woman to become a chief warrant officer in the U.

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Statue of the Cacique indian Jumacao

Fortín El Cañuelo, Condado | Puerto Rico

Fortín El Cañuelo, Condado | Puerto Rico

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Rachel Ticotin (born 11/1/1958) is an American film and television actress. In 1978, Ticotin appeared as a dancer in the film King of the Gypsies, making that her official film debut. She also acted on the Off-Broadway production of Miguel Piñero's The Sun Always Shines for the Cool. Her first big break came in 1981, when she was cast as Isabella opposite Paul Newman in the movie Fort Apache, The Bronx.

Rachel Ticotin - criminally underrated and underused actress.

☀ Vestido de Jibarito ~ Puerto Rico☀ Traditional Farmer's costume called Jibarito [Hee-Ba-(roll r) Ree-T-o]

☀ Vestido de Jibarito ~ Puerto Rico☀ Traditional Farmer's costume called Jibarito [Hee-Ba-(roll r) Ree-T-o]

Maria Colón Sánchez  (1926 - November 25, 1989)  Affectionately known as la madrina (the godmother) of the Hartford Puerto Rican community, Maria Clemencia Colón Sanchez served the city as advocate, listener and mentor and earned tremendous respect citywide. She advocated for bilingual education in public schools and served on the Hartford Board of Education. In 1988, she became the first Hispanic woman elected to the Connecticut General Assembly.

Maria Colón Sánchez (1926 - November 25, 1989) Affectionately known as la madrina (the godmother) of the Hartford Puerto Rican community, Maria Clemencia Colón Sanchez served the city as advocate, listener and mentor and earned tremendous respect citywide. She advocated for bilingual education in public schools and served on the Hartford Board of Education. In 1988, she became the first Hispanic woman elected to the Connecticut General Assembly.

Nydia M. Velazquez is the first Puerto Rican woman ever elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.    Nydia studied Political Science in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico, where she was born and raised. Nydia is a committed leader in the development and empowerment of Puerto Rican communities in the United States. She organized a successful voter registration drive, called Atrevete, which has registered more than 150,000 new voters.

Velazquez is the first Puerto Rican woman ever elected to the U.

Frankie Muniz  Muniz is known best for his role on FOX’s Malcolm in the Middle. His father is Puerto Rican and his mother is of Irish and Italian descent.

30 Guy Stars You Never Knew Were Latino

Frankie Muniz Muniz is known best for his role on FOX’s Malcolm in the Middle. His father is Puerto Rican and his mother is of Irish and Italian descent.

"El puertorriqueño", del puertorriqueño Manuel A. Alonso (1822-1889), es el poema clásico que he escogido para ti esta semana. http://ciudadseva.com/texto/el-puertorriqueno

Manuel A. Alonso (October 1822 – November was a writer, poet and journalist. He is considered to be the first Puerto Rican writer of notable importance.

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