About This Episode
On December 15, 1961. John F. Kennedy became the first sitting president to visit the new Commonwealth of Puerto Rico where he met with Luis Muñoz Marín, the territory’s first independently elected governor. We speak with Puerto Rico’s Governor Pedro Pierluisi about how Kennedy’s visit 60 years ago and his legacy still resonate with Puerto Ricans today.
View the transcript for this episode.
What We Talked About
- Read the oral history of Governor Luis Muñoz Marín.
- View photos of a White House meeting between President Kennedy and Governor Luis Muñoz Marín.
- View photos of the December 15, 1961 Puerto Rico visit by President Kennedy.
- Read correspondence between President Kennedy, Governor Luis Muñoz Marín, and other US officials.