Filibuster Monument
Shively City Hall
Louisville, Kentucky

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Cuban Friends Return County Youths' Visit. The Louisville Times, Aug, 11, 1955, p. 23
Cuban 'Ambassadors' Attend Unveiling of Bust of National Hero. The CourierJournal, Aug. 13, 1955, p. 1-B
Cubans honor a patriot. The Courier-Journal, Oct. 15, 1972, p. 1-B
"The Kentucky Regiment that Invaded Cuba in 1850," The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society. Autumn, 2007, pp. 571-615.
Effort aims to restore Shively Park statue of Cuban poet, hero, José Martí. The Courier Journal, May 26, 2010
 Julio 21: Develacion del busto de Jose Marti en Shively, Kentucky. El Kentubano, Junio 23, 2012 
Develado el busto remodelado de Jose Marti en Shively, Ky. El Kentubano, Julio 24, 2012



 
 

José Martí 1853-1895
Apostle of Cuban Independence
"As a tribute to the valiant Kentuckians who
fought for the liberation of Cuba in 1850."

 
 
 
     Cuban exiles gather in Louisville at St. Helen's Church on Sept. 8, 1963, for a
     special Mass in honor of their national patron, Our Lady of Charity.
     Cuban exiles gather in Louisville at St. Helen's Church on Sept. 8, 1963, for a
     special Mass in honor of their national patron, Our Lady of Charity.

 
 
 
     Cuban exiles, displaying their national flag, walk three blocks from St. Helen's
     Church on Sept. 8, 1963, to the monument that was near the Shively Public Library.
 
      The Louisville Cuban exile community in 1963 included
      the families of de la Cova, Prieto, Puzo, and Zayas-
      Bazan.

 
 
 
      Antonio de la Cova (tallest boy in suit and tie) with other Cuban
      children honoring José Martí with Cuban flag.
     Cuban exile girls, the de la Cova sisters, Carmen
     Zayas-Bazan and others.