Dr. Fernando Picó (1941-2017)

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Born in Santurce, Puerto Rico, in 1941. He was a Jesuit priest, considered one of the highest authorities in the study of the history of Puerto Rico. He has distinguished himself by his total surrender to the cause of the less fortunate and to the study and investigation of the violence in Puerto Rico. His legacy is a testament to his tireless work and his desire to serve to our cultural heritage.

Among his many accomplishments, he was a Professor of the Department of Humanities of the University of Puerto Rico and Humanist of the Year 2004 of the Endowment.

“Fernando Picó was responsible for giving visibility to many invisible sectors of our Puerto Rican population rescuing stories of the most marginalized. It is the Jesuit father who in turn was the academic, who in turn was the good counselor, who moved in public transportation and wrote about it and about the most vulnerable in society such as the poor and the confined, which was responsible for creating education for these inmates, taking the university to prisons, but from the intellectual point of view rescued our history of multiple dimensions “

Dr. César Rey, Executive Director

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