Join us for a virtual presentation by Dr. Carmen Dolores HernÃ¡ndez on Ricardo AlegrÃa, who widened our understanding of what it means to be Puerto Rican. His pioneering scholarship showed us the essential elements of Puerto Rican culture. In the first half of the twentieth century, academia did not acknowledge Puerto Rican culture and identity. His writings on African and indigenous history and folklore and his study and practice of preservation of arts, artifacts, and local practices became central to the study and appreciation of Puerto Rican heritage.
Celebrate the centennial of his life with a presentation of his accomplishments by Dr. Carmen Dolores HernÃ¡ndez, author of Ricardo AlegrÃa. Una vida. Dr. HernÃ¡ndez is a free-lance journalist, specializing in literature, who has been publishing weekly book reviews since 1981 and has authored and edited multiple books. She has interviewed many leading figures in Spanish and Latin American literature such as Nobel Prize winner and novelist Mario Vargas Llosa. Dr. HernÃ¡ndez has a Ph.D. in Spanish Literature from the University of Puerto Rico and an M.A. from New York Universityâs program in Spain.
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