Tampa in Hillsborough County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Desde esta escalinata
En el Año 1893
Apóstol de la Libertad
Con elocuentes palabras
pidió a los tabaqueros
Cubanos emigrados que le
ayudasen a conquistar la
independencia de su país,
aportando hombres, armas
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
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.
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.)
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