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ANNA HYATT H HUNTING TO N
MEDAL OF: HONOR LUNCHEON
ON THE OCCASION OF THE UNVEILING
OF HEiR EQUESTRIAN STATUE "JOSE MARTI"
BY THE CITY OF NEWr YORK
COUNCIL, O1F AMERICAN ARTIIST SOCIETIES
ANNA HYATT HIUNTINGTON, N.A.
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COUNCIL or AMVERICAN ARTIST SOCIETIES
ANNA HYAT-T HUNTING-TON, N.A.
FRANK REILLY, A.N.A. HERBERT BOHNERT
PRESIDENT TREASU RE:R
FRANK C. WRIGHT EDWARD F. HOFFMAN III
1sT VICE PRESIDENT RECORDING SECRETARY
KATHERINE THAYER HOBSON ROSETTA BOHNERT
2ND VICE PRESIDENT CORRESPONDING SECRETARY
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"I take this opportunity to add my good wishes and
to commend Mrs. Huntington for all her efforts
over the years to cultivate, through her artistic
skills and humanitarian achievements, a spirit
of friendship between the peoples of all nations."
Dwight D. Eisenhzower
CITY OF NEWV YORK
DEPARTMENT OF PARKS
of the Statue of
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IN CENTRAL PARK
At the Avenue of the Americas aind Central Park South
TUESDAY, MAY 18, 1965
11:30 A. M~3.
Jos/ Julian Marti, "The Martyr of Cuban Independence", was born
in Havana in 1853. At the age of 16 he was sent to work in the quarries
as a political suspect by the Spanish Government of Cuba.
Exiled to Spain he studied law and became famous for his liberal
views. After serving as professor at the University of Guatemala, he
came to New York as Counsel for Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay.
While a resident of Ne~w York, he became a friend of Charles Dana and
other literary and political notables, writing articles for the "New York
Sun" and various South American publications.
Regarded as one of Spanish Americas' greatest prose-writers,
Marti interpreted the customs, statesmanship, and public figures of the
United States to the people of South America with understanding and
admiration. As a poet he is considered a brilliant fore-runner of the
modernist movement in Spanish literature.
While in New York, Marti's writings, lectures and other activities
in behalf of Cuban freedom, made him a leader and chief spokesman of
the Cuban revolt of 1895. Returning to Cuba in 1895, he was made
a Major General in the Revolutionary army under General Gomez, and
was killed in action on May 19, 1895.
Anna Hyatt Huntington, the distinguished American sculptor,
created the superb statue of the great Cuban patriot, author and poet.
After its completion in November of 1958, Mrs. Huntington donated
it to the people of Cuba for presentation to the people of New York
City. A year earlier, in December of 1957, the Cuban Government
presented a $100,000 check to Robert Moses-then Comnmissioner of
Parks -to cover the cost of the granite pedestal and adjacent site work.
Presentation to the City of New York
ANVNA HYATT HUNTIINGTON
Unveiling of Statue
Acceptance of the Statue
Presentation of the City Medallion to Mrs. Huntington
THE HONORABLE RICHARD C. PATTERSON, Jr.
Commissioner of Pucblic Events
Mayor of the City of New York
Public Address System by WJlNYC Music by Department of Sanitation Band
Seymour N. Siegel, Director John Celebre, Condulctor
National Anthem of the United States of America
THE HONORABLE NEWCBOLD MORRIS
Comzmissioner of Parks