Tampa in Hillsborough County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Apostle of Cuban Freedom
— Apostol de Cuba —
Patriot, writer, poet, lawyer, and orator.
A lover of liberty and justice, his ideas and personal example
were a universal inspiration for the world as well as for the
Cuban people. He perished on the field of battle in the struggle
for his country's freedom on May 19, 1895, in Dos Rios, province
of Oriente, Cuba.
Nacio en la Habana, Cuba el 28 de Enero de 1853.
Patriota, escritor, poeta, abogado y orador.
Amante de la libertad y justicia, sus ideas y
ejemplo personal fueron y son inspiracion para
el mundo asi como para los cubanos.
Murio en el campo de batalla en lucha por la libertad
de su pueblo el 19 de Mayo de 1895 en Dos Rios, Provencia
de Oriente, Cuba.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Heroes • Patriots & Patriotism. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1942.
Location. 27° 57.644′ N, 82° 26.717′ W. Marker is in Tampa, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker is at the intersection of East 8th Avenue and North 13th Street, on the right when traveling
The marker is visible from the TECO Line Streetcar System, which runs along East 8th Avenue, turning south at the corner onto North 13th Street. Across 13th Street from the park the streetcar stops at Cadrecha Plaza Station. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tampa FL 33604, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Antonio Maceo Grajales (here, next to this marker); La Casa de Pedroso (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named La Casa de Pedroso (a few steps from this marker); “Cuba” (within shouting distance of this marker); Cradle of Cuban Liberty (within shouting distance of this marker); Ybor City's First Fire Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Sociedad La Union Marti-Maceo (within shouting distance of this marker); El Chino — Pajarito Restaurant (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tampa.
More about this marker. The marker is mounted at the base of a statue of Jose Marti, just above a plaque which reads:
Jose Marti Memorial Foundation
The statue is the focal point of the Parque Amigos de Jose Marti, which was privately donated as park land to the Cuban government prior to the country's communist revolution. Today the city lot on which the park sits remains officially the property of the Republic of Cuba, and contains soil brought from each of the island's provinces.
Additional keywords. Parque Amigos, Ybor City Historic District, Cuban Independence
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 21, 2010, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. This page has been viewed 1,926 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 21, 2010, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. 5. submitted on June 22, 2010, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. 6. submitted on July 14, 2010, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.