Saturday, January 30, 2010

José Martí visited Haiti September 7-9, 1892 and the ties that bind

Dr. Jorge Camacho of the Universtiy of South Carolina-Colombia authored an essay titled We are an army of light” / “somos un ejército de luz y nada prevalecerá contra nosotros: José Martí and the American News Press in an online magazine La Habana Elegante edited by Francisco Morán in which José Martí's 1892 visit to Haiti is mentioned:
According to Ibrahin Hidalgo Paz on August 31, 1892, Martí went on a political trip to the Caribbean. He visited Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Jamaica, where he met important political leaders, and in October 13, 1892 he came back to New York.
Now according to the Louverture project José Martí visited the cities of Gonaives, Cap Haïtien and Fort Liberte between September 7 through the 9, 1892.

As Haiti begins to rebuild and heal from this horrible earthquake it is important for Cubans everywhere to remember our neighbors and the historic ties that bind us. Today around the heart of the Cuban exile there was a Marathon gathering humanitarian assistance from 8:00am to 8:00pm and Free Cuba Foundation president Julio Menache is calling on members to join in a volunteer effort being organized by Florida International University:

Florida International University is issuing a call to students, faculty and staff to volunteer on Sunday to help sort and package relief supplies for Haiti. Volunteers are needed from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Miami-Dade County Warehouse at 11500 NW 25th Street in Doral.

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