Puerto Rico


By Michael Riccio and Sidney Jones, SCSU Journalism students Michael Riccio and Sidney Jones, journalism students at Southern Connecticut State University, reported this story in 2018 as part of Journalism Capstone coursework on World War I. Despite discrimination against him and other minorities, Ricardo LaFontaine enlisted in the 65thInfantry Regiment […]

Puerto Rican Solider Overcame Discrimination in WWI


Dr. Harry Franqui-Rivera of Hunter College, New York will give a talk focusing on the experience of Puerto Ricans in the United States military in the 20th century, addressing issues of nation building, national identities, citizenship, military institutions and imperial-colonial relations. Dr. Franqui-Rivera will deliver a 30-minute lecture, providing historical […]

Fighting on Two Fronts: The Puerto Rican Experience in World ...