Dr. Margaret Power, President of the Board of Directors of the Puerto Rican Cultural Center, recently published an article in the Chicago-Kent Law Review. The article, “Puerto Rican Women Nationalists vs. U.S. Colonialism: An Exploration of Their Conditions and Struggles in Jail and in Court,” grew out of a symposium on Global Women’s Legal History held at Chicago Kent Law School in October 2012. The article examines the legal and jail experiences of several Nationalist Party women who were arrested following the 1950 uprising and the 1954 attack on the U.S. Congress. It suggests that the U.S. government tortured several of them, a probability that has been generally ignored. It concludes that the women survived the difficult conditions and lengthy prison sentences due to their deep commitment to Puerto Rican independence and as a result of the strong bonds of friendship and love that existed between them. Click here to download the article.