Luis Rosa Perez is a former US held Puerto Rican political prisoner of war. He served almost 20 in US prisons for fighting to free Puerto Rico from the colonial relationship it’s had with the US since 1898. In 1999 a group of Puerto Rican political prisoners and prisoners of war were given clemency by President Clinton. Luis Rosa Perez was among them. Sacrifice Without Hesitation is his story. This is part one of an ongoing weekly documentary web series.
In this episode Luis talks about his families struggles as he grows up in Chicago. He lays out the beginnings of his political activism and how he first became politically involved through doing anti-police brutality and anti-gentrification struggles at the tender age of 12. Luis was also took an active part of the campaign to free the Puerto Rican political prisoners of his youth Lolita Lebron, Raphael Cancel Miranda, Andres Figueroa Cordero, Oscar Collazo, and Irving Flores who were a huge inspiration to him.