History of Cuban support groups’ archive inaugurated at UMass

History of Cuban support groups’ archive inaugurated at UMass

Only one day after President Obama’s visit to Cuba, in a curious and happy coincidence, the University of Massachusetts inaugurated the Archive “Movement in support of Cuba by members of the Cuban diaspora in the U.S., Puerto Rico and other countries (1960s-1990s).” The event, at the University library, was as beautiful and touching as it was opportune.

Present as speakers and audience members were sizable numbers of Cuban-Americans who for decades had tried to achieve what that week seemed to symbolize: a respectful and normal relationship between the U.S. and Cuba that would be to the nations’ mutual benefit.

Also present was a large number of young students, as well as longtime participants in several organizations, such as the Socialist Cuban Youth, the magazine Areíto, the magazine Joven Cuba, the Antonio Maceo Brigade and the Cuban-American Committee for the Normalization of Relations with Cuba.

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