When the building we now call Miami’s Freedom Tower was completed in 1925, it was the headquarters for “The Miami News” newspaper. But it is best known for its role in the 1960s, when refugees from Cuba fleeing Fidel Castro’s communist regime arrived here. The newcomers were processed and documented at the tower; it became known as the “Ellis Island of the South”. In 2005, the Freedom Tower was donated to Miami-Dade College. Today it is used as a museum, as well as a cultural and educational center. We focus on the new exhibit about to be unveiled at the Freedom Tower, called “The Cuban Exile Experience”.
The city of Miami does not spring to mind when it comes to literary history. Yet multi-cultural contributions abound.
There won’t be a blue moon over Miami but blue buildings lighting up the South Florida skyline as part of a global initiative to raise awareness for autism.
Tuesday, Miami-Dade College accepted the first scholarships ever for undocumented immigrants. The move, a sidestep around the immigration debate, is changing the lives of dozens of students who could only dream of going to college.
Hundreds of immigrants living in Florida will have another reason to celebrate the 4th of July by the end of the day.
Berta Soler, leader of the Cuban dissident group Ladies in White, will join Miami’s own Gloria Estefan at a Miami event to commemorate Cuba’s Independence Day.
Dozens of people lined up early at Miami-Dade College’s Freedom Tower to hear Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez speak Monday afternoon.
Internationally acclaimed Cuban blogger will speak Monday afternoon at Miami-Dade College’s Freedom Tower.
Internationally acclaimed Cuban blogger will speak Monday at Miami-Dade College’s Freedom Tower.
Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez arrived in Miami Thursday. Her first stop was the Shrine to Our Lady of Charity in Coconut Grove.