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ID Number: 15065
Maker: René Mederos; Departamento de Orientacion Revolucion del Comite Central del Partido Comunista Cubano
Technique: silkscreen
Date Made: 1973
Place Made: Cuba
Measurements: 58.7 cm x 69.2 cm; 23 1/8 in x 27 1/4 in
Main Subject: Cuba (Latin America: Caribbean and Central America)
Materials: paper (fiber product)
Digitized: Y

Full Text:
2- Cuba-52 "¡Ese es el pueblo, el que sufre todas las desdichas y es por tanto capaz de pelear con todo el corajes! A ese pueblo, cuyos caminos de angustia estan empedrados de engaños y falsas promesas, no le ibamos a decir: te vamos a dar, sino: ¡Aqui tienes, lucha ahora con todas tus fuerzas para que sea tuya la libertad y la felicidad!" Comandante Fidel Castro, "La Historia me Absolvera - 1953" XX Aniversario US Chevrolet Goodyear Shell Life Firestone Royal Crown Cola Kodak Mobil Western Electric Coca Cola GE Texaco Gulf DuPont Pepsi Cola Presidente Cuba PAU Justicia Abajo la dictadura Comision De Orientacion Revolucionaria Del CC-PCC-1973

Acquisition Number: 1995-056
Translation: 2 Cuba-52 " Those are the people, those who suffer all of the miseries, and who therefore are capable of fighting with great courage! To those people whose anguished path is strewn with deceptions and false promises. We are not going to tell then: 'we will give it to you,' rather, 'you have it, fight now with all your might so that liberty and happiness shall be yours!..." Commander-in-Chief, Fidel Castro, History me Absolvera - 1953 U.S. Chevrolet Goodyear Shell Life Firestone Royal Crown Cola Kodak Mobil Western Electric Cocaine Tail GE Texaco Gulf DuPont Pepsi Tail President Cuba PAU Justice Down the dictatorship Commission De Revolutionary Orientacion Of the CC-PCC-1973

Part of "La historia me absolverá" series

Copyright Status:
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Exhibition Annotation:
Annotation This scene shows the Cubans protesting the corruption of the Batista government, U.S. corporate and cultural intervention in Cuba, and the disrespectful behavior of U.S. sailors stationed in Cuba. One of a 1973 screenprint series commemorating the 20th anniversary of the assault on the Moncada Barracks, the event signaling the beginning of the armed resistance to Cuba's Batista government. Over eighty of the attackers were killed, and Fidel Castro was taken prisoner, tried, and sentenced to fifteen years in prison. Castro used the closing arguments in the case to deliver "History Will Absolve Me" a passionate speech defending his actions and explaining his political views. The text in the silkscreens is taken from this famous speech. Those are the people who suffer so much misery and are therefore capable of fighting with so much courage! To the people whose desperate roads through life have been paved with the bricks of betrayals and false promises, we were not going to say, “We will eventually give you what you need,” but rather: “Here you have it, fight for it with all your might so that liberty and happiness may be yours!”

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