Study of "La Union Marti Maceo"

Study of "La Union Marti Maceo"

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Study of "La Union Marti Maceo" Cuban club for colored race
Federal Writers' Project of the Work Projects Administration for the State of Florida
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[Tampa, Fla.?
Federal Writers' Project of Florida
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5 p. : ;


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Fraternal organizations -- Florida -- Tampa ( lcsh )


Tells the history of La Unión Martí Maceo, a club for Cuban immigrants of African heritage, formed in Ybor City in 1900.

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W27-00231 ( USFLDC DOI )
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Study of "La Union Marti Maceo" :
b Cuban club for colored race.
[Tampa, Fla.? :
Federal Writers' Project of Florida,
c 19--?].
5 p.
Tells the history of La Unin Mart Maceo, a club for Cuban immigrants of African heritage, formed in Ybor City in 1900.
2 610
Unin Mart Maceo (Tampa, Fla.)
Fraternal organizations
z Florida
Federal Writers' Project of the Work Projects Administration for the State of Florida.
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t Tampa WPA Office Papers.
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ot t.( tt-aoeo tried to un1 to 1 th tl othor club ... n tt.or a vat .1 m tin" th diroot.ora of both oluuo, o r to to 1 to ono tha t would tor th r1 rnu ro tho oor 1co of ootor o. d. nod1o1no na \1 ll D to ttord roo1 tio Thiu d fln1t ly 00 t1tut d tho "La Union art1-..-ooo ott r1nG w 1r r '' 1 in ruction nd zooroo.tion 0 11 its tn mber hi a vo a bottjr otnn in to t. n ol ao tho number ot momll r ,., r dou:.> p Y1 a a ot eoh:, onouh to covor the u to oro t t d. In vi ot cuccoo tho momborc v1er 1 pir to hav oct l hou ot th ir o.m tha.t r ould tuk o r or 11 tllo1r oou l n d nn to 11 o. o. crioe ot foot1v l r 1v n. .11th th proo ocl they bouaht. o 701 by 90' lot on tho cor or ot 6th Av nuo 1 ncl ll th. Stroo To oo ot.ruot the buildinJ thy tooc o. morta c fo -..10, 000 'l'he o o 1 a a borro .. rod troo Ur. Adnutntz, \Vh arran,ed n n oo.oy 'yrJ t pl n for tho a.dv nt c o Of t lO club. In the yo r 1 .) th oonot uotlon or tho bu1ld1nc was o ornpl t cS. Tl b 11 in 1u u brlok otr ctur t o ctor1oa h1G.l tho round rloor io loont d th n.tor 1 th a o paoi ty tor 300 por no At t \O ontr 1 noo is a. VlJO ibul rrom horo a st:J.iroao() lou :3 into th o oond floor. On t 1 o oond floor aro tou, d th :10 lmll, \ o onu1 ttoo room nn a c all rooc ueod ao n o toot 11',11 t,nlJl 10 uhoro tl r.IOrlb J r lt3 1 toront aaooa. .lith th :1r bu1lc11n complotod an t dop urt-m ntu runot.lonitlG, th olub tt r o por un1ty to otart p oy11 3 tor tho mortcrna Duo 1 u u o ot thoir mt tu .... ia."" tor tllo naw bu11 1:1.:,


, th ir festivals wero w ell attondad, producing eno a h .monatnry gn1n to pay for the impending debt. By 1918 they had.fully paid all obligationa. Thia club could not oxpond enough beoauae tho population ot Cuban colored ii

11 'Ot" nd 12 n ombera, It a.,.ao hua o. nolfl r Aid a.nd R corout.ion 1 nto. Tho H lf a.r e Aid Doptrtment 1a in cht rge of at ton ding to ,'ll.ll lL a1ra rulc ot1vo to madioa.l aervioo a.nd rJodio1nos, v;hile the I ,' RiJQl'"tH lon Dcpnrtrlllmt 1a in chu.r c o ot 11 roativnlo tha t tho 'club i c u l L"too. 'l'ho oxocut1 vo io formo d by three members of tho board or dj otoro nd nre reapono 1bl to tho b oo.rd for tha cor.1pltnnco : of ol a.arocmonta ..... nd rules tha t t.hG throe dopartmonta aro to follr J \"lhon thoao Cuba.n troeroaa oreo.n1ced tl e club, thay wa.nt-d to 11umo 1 t ror aomo hero eo ot the revolution an d trom theae thoy 11ruuod tho olub hnrtl wo.a tho n,r.J of tho apostlo ot liberty in th" revolution end tho nu.n tlwt. v11th his v1r1t1ngs and hia dodi


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