Pedro Albizu Campos (statue)

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Pedro Albizu Campos
Statue in Ponce is located in Puerto Rico
Statue in Ponce
Statue in Ponce
Location of the statue within Puerto Rico
ArtistRafael Lopez del Campo[1]
Year1992
TypeBronze on marble pedestal
ConditionPristine
LocationParque Pedro Albizu Campos
Tenerias sector, Barrio Machuelo Abajo, Ponce
Coordinates18°00′36.2154″N 66°35′36.8514″W / 18.010059833°N 66.593569833°W / 18.010059833; -66.593569833Coordinates: 18°00′36.2154″N 66°35′36.8514″W / 18.010059833°N 66.593569833°W / 18.010059833; -66.593569833
OwnerMunicipality of Ponce

Pedro Albizu Campos is a statue to the memory of the Puerto Rican attorney and politician, and the leading figure in the Puerto Rican independence movement, Pedro Albizu Campos.[note 1] It is located at Parque Pedro Albizu Campos in Ponce, Puerto Rico, at the location where Albizu Campos's residence was located in the community of Tenerias, Barrio Machuelo Abajo.[2] The statue is in bronze.[3]

Background[edit]

Pedro Albizu Campos (1891 – 1965) was a Puerto Rican attorney and politician. He was the main figure in the Puerto Rico independence movement. He was born and lived at the house that was located at the spot where his statue currently stands until 1912 when he received a scholarship to study at the University of Vermont. He subsequently graduated from the Harvard Law School and returned to Puerto Rico where he led the struggle for Puerto Rican independence from the United States.[4]

Description[edit]

The statue was sculptured by Rafael Lopez del Campo.[5][6] The nine feet high statue is the product of the foundry of Puerto Rican sculptor Severo Romero.[7] It was unveiled in 1992. It sits a top a 6 foot high concrete and marble pedestal. Rafael Cordero Santiago, mayor of Ponce at the time, was one of the main supporters of the monument. The statue was made possible through the Union de Tronquistas de Puerto Rico, who was in charge of collection donations to cover its cost.[8]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ This article uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Albizu and the second or maternal family name is Campos.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ponce Ciudad Museo 2001. Fundación Puertorriqueña de las Humanidades. p. 141.
  2. ^ Carmelo Rosario Natal. Ponce en su Historia Moderna, 1945-2002. Secretaria de Cultura y Turismo del Gobierno Autónomo de Ponce. 2003. p. 374.
  3. ^ Ponce Ciudad Museo 2001. Fundación Puertorriqueña de las Humanidades. p. 141.
  4. ^ Monumento a don Pedro Albizu Campos. Víctor Alvarado Guzmán. 11 July 2010. Accessed 7 July 2019.
  5. ^ Artists Directory: Rafael López del Campo (Barranquitas, PR, 1936 - San Juan, PR, 2009). Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico. Accessed 7 July 2019.
  6. ^ Carmelo Rosario Natal. Ponce en su Historia Moderna, 1945-2002. Secretaria de Cultura y Turismo del Gobierno Autónomo de Ponce. 2003. p. 374.
  7. ^ Ponce Ciudad Museo 2001. p. 141.
  8. ^ Carmelo Rosario Natal. Ponce en su Historia Moderna, 1945-2002. Secretaria de Cultura y Turismo del Gobierno Autónomo de Ponce. 2003. p. 374.

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