On April 16,1893, Jose Marti's "Mi raza," appeared in the newspaper Patria; this issue also listed the results of the April 10th elections in which Marti was unanimously re-elected as a national delegate. This work, like Marti's other literature, is infused with an anti-racism shaped by his life experiences: listening as a young child to talk about the creation of man in God's image; seeing at the age of nine the hanging of a slave; knowing first-hand the vicissitudes of clandestine human cargo taken through inhospitable places, hidden from public view in the sugar plantations; working alongside and being lashed with slaves in the quarries.
Poey Baro, Dionisio
""Race" and Anti-Racism in Jose Marti's "Mi Raza","
Contributions in Black Studies:
Vol. 12, Article 6.
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