Luisa Capetillo (1879-1922) was a labor organizer and activist for women’s rights. She traveled throughout the Caribbean in areas such as Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Southern Florida, and, of course, her native Puerto Rico in order to help organize workers and arrange for fairer pay and benefits. She was also one of Puerto Rico’s first suffragists and was even arrested in 1919 for challenging the Puerto Rican law forbidding women from wearing pants in public!

Luisa Capetillo (1879-1922) was a labor organizer and activist for women’s rights. She traveled throughout the Caribbean in areas such as Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Southern Florida, and, of course, her native Puerto Rico in order to help organize workers and arrange for fairer pay and benefits. She was also one of Puerto Rico’s first suffragists and was even arrested in 1919 for challenging the Puerto Rican law forbidding women from wearing pants in public!