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Exploring the Culture of Little Havana

A  Learning Community Project (School of Education, the College of Arts and Science and Eaton Residential College, University of Miami)

Memorial Boulevard

Memorial Boulevard located on 13th Avenue off of Calle Ocho.The "boulevard" is a parkway on which can be found a series of monuments commemorating the history and culture of Cuba.

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Entrance to Memorial Boulevard (S. W. 13th Street) from Calle Ocho.

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Memorial flame honoring the Bay of Pigs heroes at the entrance to the Boulevard.

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Memorial honoring the Cuban revolutionary  and poet Jose Marti (1853-1895) on the hundredth anniversary of his death.

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Statue of the Virgin Mary with the Baby Jesus.

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Memorial honoring Antonio Maceo, "El Titan de Bronce," one of the leading revolutionary figures in Cuba's war of independence from Spain.

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Click on the title below to learn more about "The Bay of Pigs Invasion" (essay by Jason Berry).

Click on the title below to learn about "Cuban Exiles" (essay by Jason Berry).

Click on the title below to learn more about "Jose Marti" (essay by Dawn Williams)..

Click on the title below to learn more about "La Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre" (essay by Melissa Shay).

Click on the title below to learn about "The Myth Behind La Caridad del Cobre" (essay by Melissa Shay).

Click on the title below to learn more about "Antonio Macéo: The Bronze Titan" (essay by Dawn Williams).

The ceiba tree on Memorial Boulevard--a frequent site for Santeria offerings.

Bay of Pigs Invasion Links

The Bay of Pigs Invasion http://eserver.org/history/bay_of_pi gs.txt

The Bay of Pigs a Report Written by Jared Wiener  http://members.aol.com/yo1460/byop r1.html

CIA Critique on the Bay of Pigs http://www.seas.gwu.edu/nsarchive/ news/19980222.htm

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Island of Cuba Memorial