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Preserving Voices: Representations of Revolution
November 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Center for Jose Marti Studies Affiliate at the University of Tampa is hosting the second public program in the Preserving Voices series, bringing alive the tradition and showmanship of the “lector de tabaqueria,” of the cigar factory reader. This panel looks at the significant articles from the Cuban emigre press of Key West and New York City during the 1880s as these communities conspired to gain independence from their homeland from Spain. This one-hour panel offers the public the opportunity to listen to important historical articles being read as a “lector” might have performed them originally and discuss their historical importance with a panel of scholars.
Funding for this series of panel discussions is provided in part through a Florida Humanities Greater Good: Humanities in Academia Grant with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and in partnership with University of Tampa. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.
November 8 @ 7:00 pm -
November 8 @ 8:30 pm