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José Martí

 
 
José Martí Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, December 2008
1. José Martí Marker
Inscription.
( Spanish )
Desde esta escalinata
En el Año 1893
José Martí
Apóstol de la Libertad
de Cuba
Con elocuentes palabras
pidió a los tabaqueros
Cubanos emigrados que le
ayudasen a conquistar la
independencia de su país,
aportando hombres, armas
y dinero.
Muchos obreros cambiaron
la chaveta por el machete
y otros donaron centenares
de miles de pesos para
salvar de la opresión
a un pueblo y crear
la República de Cuba

[English Translation)
From this staircase in the Year 1893 José Martí, Apostle of Freedom Cuba, with eloquent words asked the tobacco [working] Cubans who have emigrated, help to conquer [for] independence of his country, providing men, weapons and money. Many workers have changed the key for machete and other donated hundreds thousands of pesos to save from oppression a people and create the Republic of Cuba
 
Erected 1950 by Rotary Club of Ybor City.
 
Location. 27° 57.69′ N, 82° 26.655′ W. Marker is in Tampa, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker is on North Avineda Republica de Cuba. Click for map.
José Martí Marker, with the mentioned stairway image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, December 13, 2008
2. José Martí Marker, with the mentioned stairway
Located in Ybor City Historic District of Tampa between East 8th Avenue and East 9th Avenue. Marker is in this post office area: Tampa FL 33605, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Founding of the Cigar Industry in Tampa (a few steps from this marker); The Cherokee Club (within shouting distance of this marker); La Liga Patriotica De Instruccion (within shouting distance of this marker); El Chino — Pajarito Restaurant (within shouting distance of this marker); Ybor City's First Fire Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Attempt On The Life Of Jose Marti (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); “Cuba” (about 300 feet away); El Circulo Cubano (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Tampa.
 
Also see . . .  José Martí , from Wikipedia. a Cuban national hero and an important figure in Latin American literature. In his short life he was a poet, an essayist, a journalist, a revolutionary philosopher, a translator, a professor, a publisher, and a political theorist. (Submitted on December 14, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Civil RightsNotable PersonsPolitics
 
Ybor Square and José Martí Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, July 13, 2010
3. Ybor Square and José Martí Marker
José Martí image. Click for full size.
Wikipedia
4. José Martí
Top of the stairs image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, December 13, 2008
5. Top of the stairs
Ybor Square, Tampa's Historic Market Place,American Cigar Co. Factory No. 20 Dist. Fla.
José Martí Monument, located on the corner of 14th Avenue and 10th Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, December 13, 2008
6. José Martí Monument, located on the corner of 14th Avenue and 10th Street
1853-1895
Orden
Caballero de la Luz Inc.
(Order Knight of the Light Inc.)
Coordinates: 27.962331, -82.444337
 
 
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