On January 1, 2009 Cuba celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution in Santiago de Cuba, where it all started 55 ½ years ago with the rebel attack on Fort Moncada. That anniversary reminds us of the longest running unresolved conflict between the United States and a neighbor.
What is it about this small island of not quite 12 million human beings that drives U.S. administrations crazy? And is there light at the end of the tunnel with the new president-elect? We at the Center for Cuban Studies hope so.
To commemorate the anniversary and this history of conflict between our two countries, the Center for Cuban Studies is dedicating its Cuban Art Space to a graphic presentation of these 50 years, with photographs, posters, newspapers and magazines and books from our own extensive collection. Photographs by Raul Corrales, Alberto Korda, Liborio Noval, Roberto and Osvaldo Salas, Lee Lockwood, Constantino Arias and others will be shown alongside Cuba's great political posters and covers of Look, Life, Time and Newsweek; cartoons from Cuban and U.S. publications, screaming headlines from the NY Post, the Daily News, The New York Times, the New York Herald Tribune and other U.S. newspapers, covering the Bay of Pigs, the missile crisis, the Mariel boatlift, the battle over Elian, Fidel Castro's step back from power – and more.
NBC Channel 4 Visiones Linda Baquero Interviews Sandra Levinson on current exhibit at The Center for Cuban Studies. The US/Cuba: 50 Years of Unresolved Conflict. From January 15 to February 24, 2009.
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