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José Julián Martí Pérez (January 28, 1853 – May 19, 1895) is 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. Through his writings and political activity, he became a symbol for Cuba's bid for independence against Spain in the 19th century, and is referred to as the "Apostle of Cuban Independence." He also wrote about the threat of Spanish and US expansionism into Cuba. From adolescence, he dedicated his life to the promotion of liberty, political independence for Cuba, and intellectual independence for all Spanish Americans; his death was used as a cry for Cuban independence from Spain by both the Cuban revolutionaries and those Cubans previously reluctant to start a revolt.

His birthday is still an important holiday in Cuba. We could hardly leave the city of Guantanamo because of the schoolchildren marching around in the streets.

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  • Copyright: Gerrit van der Linden (Gerrit) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6234 W: 94 N: 10411] (59968)
  • Genre: Pessoas
  • Medium: Cor
  • Date Taken: 2015-01-28
  • Exposição: f/5.6, 1/100 segundos
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  • Versão da Foto: Versão Original
  • Date Submitted: 2015-04-22 0:47
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