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Ric Garcia

In 1959, the 26th of July Movement led by Fidel Castro ousted the authoritarian Cuban government of President Fulgencio Batista     and a young recently married couple decided to wait and see if the new Cuba would be a good place to start a family.

 

In the months that followed they realized, the revolution had not created a place for a family, they had to leave.

 

Seven years later, in December of 1966, they stepped off a plane in Miami and soon started the family they had postponed.

 

My panel tells the story of my parents journey from post revolutionary Cuba to America as political refugees.

One House Project Blackrock Audio Tour
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  2. Kellyn Moran
  3. Craig Cahoon
  4. Rosa Leff
  5. Shanthi Chandrasekar
  6. Cynthia Farrell Johnson
  7. Jen Sterling
  8. Rita Elsner
  9. Jacqueline Grace
  10. Leslie Nolan
  11. Sandra Davis
  12. Cheryl Mendenhall
  13. Sara Prigan
  14. Anne Cherubin
  15. Dominie Nash
  16. Seemeen Hashem
  17. Lourdes Bernard
  18. Cheryl Edwards
  19. Barbara Frank
  20. Ric Garcia
  21. Warren Alan Jackson
  22. Sally Kauffman
  23. Kyujin Lee
  24. Michael Lang
  25. E. Tina Martin Wyatt
  26. Yolanda Prinsloo
  27. Jane Pettit
  28. Akemi Maegawa
  29. Kate McConnell
  30. Gabrielle Tillenburg