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CUBANS

A Project of

Cuban Studies Institute

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Cubans have had ties to the United States for a long time, particularly with the state of Florida. In the 1800’s, thousands of Cubans joined Italian, German, Romanian, and Spanish immigrants in Tampa’s Ybor City neighborhood and Key West, working primarily in the cigar industry.

After Fidel Castro forcefully installed a dictatorship on the island in 1959, hundreds of thousands of Cubans fled to the US, most of them establishing their new lives in Miami and other areas of Florida.

While Cubans were denied opportunities in their homeland, they excelled in their new home in the fields of art, politics, business, science, sports, religion and beyond.

BIOGRAPHIES

Prominent Cuban-Americans And Organizations

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Computerized Short Biographies Of Several Hundred Cuban-Americans.

Finding Success In Their New Home.

STARTING FROM SCRATCH IN FREEDOM

Cubans arrived to the United States with nothing. They became what they were denied in their homeland Cubans have had ties to the United States for a long time, particularly with the state of Florida. In the 1800’s, thousands of Cubans joined Italian, German, Romanian, and Spanish immigrants in Tampa’s Ybor City neighborhood and Key West, working primarily in the cigar industry. After Fidel Castro forcefully installed a dictatorship on the island in 1959, hundreds of thousands of Cubans fled to the US, most of them establishing their new lives in Miami and other areas of Florida. While Cubans were denied opportunities in their homeland, they excelled in their new home in the fields of art, politics, business, science, sports, religion and beyond.

In the following pages you can access the photos and biographies of several hundred prominent Cuban-Americans living in the U.S.  This list was selected with the help of an Advisory  Board at the Cuban Studies Institute. If you would like to suggest names of prominent Cuban-Americans to be included, please send us, if possible, a photo and biography for submission to the Advisory Board. 

ORGANIZATION

Organizations

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Short Biographies Of Prominent Cuban-American Organizations