LOLITA

LOLITA

50.00

Made from: Upcycled clutch/large wallet,mint condition!! 4 different textiles, hand painted details, shells, embellishments. front and back designed completely different. ONE OF A KIND

Inspired by: Lolita Lebrón was born in Puerto Rico in 1919 and migrated to the New York in 1940. Lebrón was disenchanted by the labor conditions of the garment industry and prejudice that she faced in America, despite promises of a better future. Lebrón became an advocate for Puerto Rican independence and, in 1954, planned and executed an armed attack against the United States Congress with three other men. Opening fire from the gallery, she shouted, “Viva Puerto Rico libre!" in an act meant to draw international attention to the cause of Puerto Rican independence from its colonial status. Five people were wounded in the shooting and Lebrón was sentenced to fifty years and became a political prisoner. She was pardoned in 1979 after serving twenty-five years in prison.

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