Lisset Verra symbolizes Cubans in bondage at Jose Marti celebration
1 photograph : b & w. ; 21 x 26 cm.
Rimkus, Joe ( Photographer )
Subjects / Keywords:
Caribbean Area ( lcsh ) Cuban-Americans ( local ) Flags -- Cuba ( lcsh ) Parades & processions -- 1970-1980 ( lctgm ) Martí, José, 1853-1895 -- Anniversaries, etc. ( lcsh ) Exiles -- Florida -- Miami ( lcsh ) Verra, Lisset ( local )
Shows Verra dressed in a Cuban flag costume with her hands chained leading the procession. Behind her a bust of Jose Marti is held high.
Photo date stamped on verso: January 29, 1975.
"Thousands of Cuban exiles of all ages will take part in parades and other events in Greater Miami during the week starting today to commemorate the birthday of Cuban patriot Jose Marti, born Jan 28, 1853. The largest parade will have an estimated 5,000 children from Latin private schools marching at 10:00 am, Tuesday from Brickell Avenue at SE 6th Street to Bayfront Park. There, each child will place a white flower in front of the bust of Jose Marti ..." -- Article by Humberto Cruz in the Miami News, January 22, 1975, page 10A.
Cite as Miami News Collection, HistoryMiami, 1995-277-3103.