April 1, 2013
Spain order the distribution of Indians in 1509 Puerto Rico

From

THE HISTORY OF PUERTO RICO FROM THE SPANISH DISCOVERY TO THE AMERICAN OCCUPATION BY R.A. VAN MIDDELDYK EDITED BY MARTIN G. BRUMBAUGH, PH.D., LL.D. PROFESSOR OF PEDAGOGY,UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA AND FIRST COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION FOR PUERTO RICO COPYRIGHT, 1903

The following list of Indians distributed in obedience to orders from

the metropolis is taken from the work by Don Salvador Brau.[14] It was
these first distributions, made in 1509-'10, which led to the
rebellion of the Indians and the distributions that followed:

                                                             Indians
   To the general treasurer, Pasamonte, a man described by
   Acosta as malevolent, insolent, deceitful, and sordid...... 300

   To Juan Ponce de Leon...................................... 200

   To Christopher Soto Mayor[15]...............................100

   To Vicente Yanez Pinzon, on condition that he should settle
   in the island.............................................. 100

   To Lope de Conchillos, King Ferdinand's Chief Secretary,
   as bad a character as Pasamonte............................ 100

   To Pedro Moreno and Jerome of Brussels, the delegate and
   clerk of Conchillos in Boriquen, 100 each...................200

   To the bachelor-at-law Villalobos........................... 80

   To Francisco Alvarado.......................................80


A total of 1,060 defenseless Indians delivered into the ruthless hands
of men steeped in greed, ambition, and selfishness."
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November 12, 2012
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Author Judy Blume on the “Tavis Smiley Show” discussing banned books.

October 15, 2012
Gabriel Garcia #quotes #LatinoLit #books (Taken with Instagram)

Gabriel Garcia #quotes #LatinoLit #books (Taken with Instagram)

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September 20, 2012

Damali Ayo, author of ‘Obamistan! Land without Racism” reads and discusses the book at McNally Jackson NYC on Jul 7 2010.

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September 14, 2012

"For real change, we need feminine energy in the management of the world. We need a critical number of women in positions of power, and we need to nurture the feminine energy in men.” (Isabel Allende)

Author and activist Isabel Allende discusses women, creativity, the definition of feminism — and, of course, passion — in this talk.

Novelist Isabel Allende writes stories of passion. Her novels and memoirs, including The House of the Spirits and Eva Luna, tell the stories of women and men who live with passionate commitment — to love, to their world, to an ideal.

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September 12, 2012

Puerto Rican Literature of Migration
Moderator: Arnaldo Cruz Malavé
Panelists: Yolanda Martínez San Miguel, Laura Lomas,
Vanessa Pérez Rosario

August 6, 2012
Say no to libraries without librarians.

Say no to libraries without librarians.

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August 4, 2012
"For me, the person I was becoming when we left was erased, and another one was created." — Esmeralda Santiago (When I Was Puerto Rican)

"For me, the person I was becoming when we left was erased, and another one was created." — Esmeralda Santiago (When I Was Puerto Rican)

July 22, 2012
Conquistadora by Esmeralda Santiago
An epic novel of love, discovery, and adventure by the author of the best-selling memoir When I Was Puerto Rican.
Books you must read.

Conquistadora by Esmeralda Santiago

An epic novel of love, discovery, and adventure by the author of the best-selling memoir When I Was Puerto Rican.

Books you must read.

June 22, 2012

I love seeing my fellow Rebeldes on my dash.

readersofcolor:

Tony Diaz, author and founder of Nuestra Palabra: Latino Writers Having Their Say, talks about the impact of Latino Literature on his personal life.

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