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  • Collection: In Search of Freedom

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The Cuban caricaturist Silvio Fontanillas (1913?-2000) prepared this cartoon most likely for the newsletter Oportunidades. It depicts the difficulties that many Cuban refugees faced in finding housing in crowded Miami.

http://scholar.library.miami.edu/exhibitImages/freedom/0218000065.jpg
This flyer urged cities in the U.S. to sponsor Cuban refugees, highlighting various Cubans who were contributing successfully in their new communities.

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The Program also issued Resettlement Re-Cap to encourage communities outside of South Florida to sponsor Cuban Refugees as well as report on the efforts of its resettlement division. Sponsorship required employers or community groups to provide…

http://scholar.library.miami.edu/exhibitImages/freedom/0218000063.jpg
The verso of this photograph reads: In the dentistry section of the U.S. Cuban Refugee Center's medical dispensary, young and old refugees have care of their teeth. Dentists who fled from Cuba attend their compatriots under supervision of an American…

http://scholar.library.miami.edu/exhibitImages/freedom/0218000047.jpg
Commercial transportation between the U.S. and Cuba ceased in October 1962 during the Cuban Missile Crisis. With regular flights to Miami permanently suspended, Cubans seeking asylum in the United States had to do so via third-party countries or by…

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The Camarioca Boatlift ended with an agreement between the United States and Cuban governments that resulted in the Freedom Flights, an airlift of twice-daily flights between Cuba and Miami. Nearly 270,000 Cuban refugees were reunified with their…

http://scholar.library.miami.edu/exhibitImages/freedom/0218000071.jpg
Family portraits
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