Virtual History Talks: David L. Powell

Ninety Miles and a Lifetime Away: Memories of Early Cuban Exiles

David Powell presents his interviews with refugees who left Cuba between 1959 and the 1962 Missile Crisis and those on the Freedom Flights of the late 1960s and early 1970s. More than 600,000 Cubans migrated to the US, many arriving in Miami with only a few clothes and pocket money. Exiles describe why they left the island, how they prepared for departure, what situations they faced in the US, and how they integrated into American life. Powell’s work is preserved in the University of Miami Cuban Heritage Collection. 

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Mar 16 2023


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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