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Miami Beach in Miami-Dade County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

José Martí

1853 - 1895

 
 
José Martí Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, May 25, 2019
1. José Martí Marker
Inscription.  
A tribute from all Cubans and Latin Americans in exile honoring his inspired patriotic life devoted to freedom and justice for all

“No son bellas las playas del destierro hasta que se les dice ¡Adios!”
Comite Pro Busto J. Marti
Luis Hernandez ∙ Tiempo Nuevo News ∙ President Iris Hernandez ∙ Vice-President Luis Hernandez, Jr. ∙ Roberto Egues Secretario

Acknowledgement to: City of Miami Beach elected officials 1986
Carlos Dimant ∙ W.Q.C.N. Union Radio
May 19, 1986
 
Erected 1986 by Comité Pro Busto José Martí.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsPatriots & PatriotismWars, Non-US. A significant historical date for this entry is May 19, 1986.
 
Location. 25° 47.802′ N, 80° 7.763′ W. Marker is in Miami Beach, Florida, in Miami-Dade County. Memorial is on 21st Street west of Collins Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Miami Beach FL 33139, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Carlos J. Finlay (within shouting distance of this marker); Simón Bolívar
José Martí Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, May 25, 2019
2. José Martí Marker
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Melvin J. Richard (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jackie Gleason (approx. 0.3 miles away); Miami Beach Municipal Auditorium (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lincoln Road Mall (approx. half a mile away); First Church on Miami Beach (approx. half a mile away); Egyptian Filling Station (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Miami Beach.
 
Regarding José Martí. A translation to English of the Martí quote could be, "The beaches of exile are only beautiful when you have to tell them: Goodbye!"
 
The bust of José Martí image. Click for full size.
1986 bronze by Tony Lopez, photographed by J. Makali Bruton, May 25, 2019
3. The bust of José Martí
This 1986 bronze bust on a marble base was sculpted by Tony Lopez. It is approx. 22 x 22 x 12 inches on a 5¾ foot base.
An additional marker on the reverse base of the Marti monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, May 25, 2019
4. An additional marker on the reverse base of the Marti monument
This additional marker reads:

In recognition of Luis C. Fernandez
"A Pioneer of Hispanic Activism in Miami Beach"
Founder of the Tiempo Nuevo newspaper, Miami Beach Latin Beach Chamber of Commerce, Jose Marti Benevolent Association, and a leader in the campaign to name a portion of 21st Street in memory of Cuban patriot Jose Marti.
"A community activist that always worked toward a better Miami Beach."
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 18, 2022. It was originally submitted on May 31, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 166 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 31, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.

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May. 17, 2022