The Cuban American Dream
Event Start Date: March 27, 2017 9:00 AM
Event End Date: June 02, 2017 5:00 PM
The Cuban American Dream is curated by Margarita Vargas-Betancourt with assistance from Alexis Baldacci.
Cuban immigration to the territory of Florida spans centuries. The history of such immigration provides a glimpse to the impact of Cuban culture to the United States. This exhibit will explore the reasons behind the immigration of Cubans to Florida from the 19th to the 21st century, the pressure that such immigration brought to local and state governments, the reactions of Floridian communities to Cuban immigrants, the ways in which Cuban immigrants adapted to their new reality, and the contribution of Cuban immigration to the state of Florida.
The Cuban American Dream is curated by Margarita Vargas-Betancourt with assistance from Alexis Baldacci. It features historical and personal documents, photographs, and artifacts from the Smathers Libraries Special and Area Studies Collections.
This event is part of this year's Bulla Cubana.