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Jose Marti
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Dedication of the Statue of Liberty (1887)
Jose Marti
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Martí: Thoughts/Pensamientos (1994), edited by Carlos Ripoll


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Born: January 28, 1853

Died: May 19, 1895 (aged 42)

Nationality: Cuban

Occupation: Activist, poet, writer

Bio: José Julián Martí Pérez was a Cuban national hero and an important figure in Latin American literature. In his short life he was a poet, an essayist, a journalist, a revolutionary philosopher, a translator, a professor, a publisher, and a political theorist. He was also a part of the Cuban Freemasons.

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There is no slavery but ignorance. Liberty is the child of intelligence. The history of man is simply the history of slavery, of injustice and brutality, together with the means by which he has, through the dead and desolate years, slowly and painfully advanced.

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