Collections Spotlight: José Rizal

José Rizal was a writer and Filipino nationalist who condemned the Catholic Church for its promotion of Spanish colonialism and founded the Liga Filipina, a political group dedicated to peaceful change. He was exiled and eventually executed but is recognized today as a national hero of the Philippines.

José Rizal historical U.S. & Puerto Rico newspaper coverage

José Rizal, 1861-1896 memorial broadside with bust portrait, on the 3rd anniversary of his execution

Texts by José Rizal Project Gutenberg

José Rizal: discussion of in congressional speech by Representative Henry Cooper June 19, 1902

Views of Dr. Rizal, the Filipino scholar, upon race differences 1902

José Rizal: in The Philippines: A Geographical Reader 1903

José Rizal silver certificate

“What Would Rizal, Were He Alive Today, Be Found Advocating or Doing?” 1921 essay by Zoilo M. Galang

Author and poet Jon Pineda discusses José Rizal (34:30 to 36:15)

José Rizal brief bio

Remembering José Rizal, Filipino Revolutionary In Custodia Legis

Catholicism in the Philippines during the Spanish Colonial Period 1521-1898 4 Corners of the World