The Majestic of Ybor City: The Cuban Revolution

CW: Discussion of race, chattel slavery, Jim Crow, and other forms of domination & isms.

Let’s talk about the Cuban revolution!

Via Wikipedia, an image of Circulo Cubano de Tampa, once a mutual aid and revolution hub in Ybor City, Tampa, Florida.

On January 1, 1891, Marti published an essay, “Nuestra America”.

Americans, Cubans, Italians all together, cheering for unity, and crying for the dream of liberty. [5]

a white statue of revolutionary Cuban organizer Jose Marti’ on top of a white block. Behind him is a painting of Cuba and the words Isla Cuba. The statue stands between an American flag and a Cuban flag.
Statue of Jose Marti’, in Jose Marti Park in Ybor City, Tampa, Florida. Via Bay News 9.

Marti had a passion for humanity.

While he may have been fundamental in this role in unifying, the takeaway from this story is not the words of one man but the actions of a unified community, fighting for a shared goal of freedom.

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I’m not an expert or scholar on anything. I mainly write for me. If others see it, and love it, great :)

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