Description from the publisher
This museum offers an exhibit about one of Ponce's and Puerto Rico's darkest chapters: the Ponce Massacre. In 1937, the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party organized a peaceful march to protest the incarceration of then (and still) nationalist figure Pedro Albizu Campos, and to demand the independence of Puerto Rico from the United States. However, local authorities at the time demanded the withdrawal of the protesters, without success. In response, the local police force started firing at the protesters, with over 100 people injured and 17 dead, most of them passers-by. The museum offers an extensive collections of pictures, documentation, and memorabilia of the time, as well as several exhibits and videos of the events on that bloody palm sunday in 1937. It also includes information of the people involved in the massacre, as well as a homage to nationalist figure Pedro Albizu.
How to get there
The museum is located in the central part of Ponce Historic Sector, in Calle Marina Street. Simply take PR-52 towards Ponce, then follow the signs towards Ponce Center.