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  • Collection: In Search of Freedom

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The verso of this photograph reads: During the heavy influx of Cuban refugees this was the daily sidewalk scene outside the U.S. Cuban Refugee Center, Miami. Some days it was impossible to close down activities until well along in the evening hours.

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In an effort to rid Cuba of political dissidents, Fidel Castro announced in September 1965 that he would allow any Cuban who had relatives in the U.S. to leave the island through the port of Camarioca. Nearly 5,000 Cubans traversed the waters between…

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The Cuban Refugee Program issued several publications, of which this is one. These studies promoted and documented the Program, examined it as a model for social services, and analyzed the experiences of Cuban refugees.

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The verso of this photograph reads (translated to English): “The car in the photograph belongs to us. The Church facilitated the down payment and we are paying $62 every month. The neighbors are charming and quite friendly. They…

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The Cuban Refugee Program provided government-issued cheese, canned meat, and other food products to refugees in need.

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The public school system of Miami-Dade County received federal funds through the Cuban Refugee Program to accommodate the ever-increasing number of school-age children arriving from Cuba. Funding for English-language classes was prioritized at all…

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The Cuban Refugee Program pubished the newsletter Oportunidades to provide news, information, and advice for Cuban refugees arriving in the U.S.

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Among Cubans and Cuban-Americans, el refugio (or the "the refuge") still connotes not only the Cuban Refugee Program but also its headquarters in downtown Miami. As time passed, more symbolism was added to the building associated with the first days…
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