In October 1977, Puerto Rican nationalists draped a Puerto Rican flag across Lady Liberty’s crown. For decades, residents of the U.S. territoryhad lived as second-class American citizens who couldn’t vote—so activists draped a banner across the statue’s pedestal, calling for Puerto Rico’s independence.
These 30 Puerto Rican nationalists occupied the Statue of Liberty for several hours. According to The New York Times, their main demand was the release of four militant nationalists who had participated in a shooting at the U.S. House of Representatives in 1954 to protest the colonial status of Puerto Rico.
This thick cotton t-shirt makes for a go-to wardrobe staple! It's comfortable, soft, and its tubular construction means it's less fitted.
• 100% ring-spun cotton
• Heather Grey is 90% cotton and 10% polyester
• Fabric weight: 4.3 oz/yd² (145.79 g/m²)
• Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
• Double-stitched sleeves and bottom hem