December 3, 2009 - February 4, 2010 was held in the Centro Library and Archives
by Milagros Denis, Ph.D and Pedro Juan Hernández
"Asserting Their Rights" looks at how Puerto Ricans, in their efforts to validate their place in the United States as American citizens, developed networks and adapted strategies of community activism from African Americans and other minorities.
One aspect that this exhibition explores is the inter-ethnic approach taken by many Puerto Rican and African American leaders from grassroots organizations in their fight for racial, political, and cultural equality. Within this context, this display maintains that during this collaborative process unique ties were built and that its repercussions surpassed the historical moment.
The exhibition has been organized chronologically and thematically depicting the evolution of the interaction and collaboration between Puerto Ricans and African Americans in their quest for social justice.