You and your guest are invited to the
opening reception of the exhibit
CUBA: Past, Present and Future
Exhibit of Rarities
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Smathers Library (East)
Featuring the Panel: Lessons of 1959
Professor Emeritus of Food and Resource Economics
University of Florida
Professor of Sociology
Florida International University
Carmen Diana Deere
Director, Center for Latin American Studies
University of Florida (moderator)
The University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries will exhibit rare books, manuscripts,
maps, photographs and other items from over 200 years of Cuban history and culture.
These include early imprints on Cubas colonial past, efforts for self-governance, slavery,
nationalism, foreign investment, crime, womens rights, spirituality, popular culture and
Special attention will be given to twentieth century political movements and upheavals.
January 2009 marks the 50th anniversary of Fidel Castros revolution, and the far
reaching impacts of those events and their lasting changes on Cuba, Florida and the
world will be examined.
Exhibit open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon-Thurs and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri