JOSÉ JULIÁN ACOSTA
In this work reporting on the biography of José Julián Acosta. He was a journalist and a ferventadvocate of the abolition of slavery in Puerto Rico. Acosta became interested and contributed in the politics of Puerto Rico. He was a great fighter for the human’s rights. I hope this report will be agreat interest to you.
José Julián Acosta Calbo (February 16, 1825 – August 26, 1891), born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, was a distinguished journalist and a fervent advocate of the abolition ofslavery in Puerto Rico. There he received his primary education. He was one of Rafael Cordero's most notable students. Cordero was an inspiration to Acosta and the influence of his teachings remainedwith Acosta for the rest of his life. Later, he became a protégé of Father Rufo Manuel Fernández, who would send him to Madrid, Spain to study Physics and Mathematics. After he graduated in 1851,Acosta continued to expand his educational knowledge in Paris, London, and Berlin. In Berlin, he was a student of the naturalist Alexander Von Humboldt. When Acosta returned to Puerto Rico, he took a jobas a professor of Botany and Maritime Sciences and became the director of the Civil Institute of Secondary Education.
Acosta was the founder and editor of the newspaper ElProgreso (Progress), and he collaborated with many other newspapers which were oriented toward liberalism. Between 1865 and 1867, Acosta was a member of a Puerto Rican commission, which included Segundo RuizBelvis and Francisco Mariano Quiñones, and which participated in the Junta Informativa de Reformas de Ultramar (Overseas Reforms Informative Board) which met in Madrid. Here, Acosta presented the argument forthe abolition of slavery in Puerto Rico. That same year, whilst in Madrid, Acosta was made a member of the Spanish Royal Academy of History, for his work in the editing of Fray Iñigo Abbad y...