Black and white photograph of soldiers marching down a street. Text: 'WWI Changed Us / Puerto Rico / with Dr. Harry Franqui-Rivera

WWI Changed Us: Puerto Rico (English)

Monday, Oct. 3 - 7 p.m. Zoom Conference

World War I changed Puerto Rico immensely. It has long been said that Puerto Ricans became United States citizens due to the need for soldiers in 1917. However, the truth lies somewhere else. Puerto Ricans have a long history of intricate relations with the metropole and a major step was taken due to events both on and off the island during the Great War. Join Dr. Harry Franqui-Rivera, Associate Professor of History at Bloomfield College, as we explore how Puerto Ricans were affected by the War, and how service and becoming American citizens changed Puerto Rico. In partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute.

This lecture is in ENGLISH.
Esta conferencia es en INGLÉS.

Free with RSVP | Zoom Conference