Historic Markers Across Florida

Cradle Of Cuban Liberty

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Location: 7th Avenue & 13th Street, Ybor City, Tampa
County: Hillsborough
Coordinates: N 27° 57.613    W 082° 26.718
  27.96021666    -82.4453
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM5XH5


On this corner was located EI Liceo Cubana, a tobacco stripping house converted into a Cuban social center in 1886. This is the cradle of Cuban independence. Here, on Nov. 26• 2 7, 1891, Jose Marti delivered two speeches, "Con Todos y Para Todos" and "Los Pinos Nuevos", and drafted "Las Resoluciones" which became the program of the United Cuban Revolutionary Party and eventually secured the independence of Cuba from Spain in 1898.

Erected by the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce 1962


City: Tampa, FL