By guest blogger, Anaridia Molina, Humanities Edge awardee. The Association of Caribbean Women Writers and Scholars promotes creative and critical writing by and about Caribbean women. Their archives is held at Florida International University Libraries.
Thanks to Dr. Dorothy Jenkins Fields, the cultural heritage of the African American community of Miami was collected and now has a home in the Black Archives.
“Operation Pedro Pan” was the largest exodus of unaccompanied children in the Western hemisphere – over 14,000 children fled Castro’s Cuba and arrived in Miami between Dec. 1960 – Oct. 1962.
Key West’s history is rich in influences from its neighboring island countries. Be it from the Bahamas or Cuba, many records documenting this history can be found in the Monroe County Public Library Florida Room collection.
Interested in gaining experience in cultural arts? The Little Haiti Cultural Complex has internships and volunteer programs, as well as space for artist to show their work.
Cuban national hero Jose Marti’s historic visit to the Instituto San Carlos played an important role in the Cuban War of Independence .