Looking black at revolutionary Cuba

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What does the promise of 1959-¡Venceremos! (We Will Win!)-mean to blacks in the United States, and what are the possible futures for the continuation and expansion of revolution? As commentary by black individuals who visited or took refuge in Revolutionary Cuba and my own ethnographic work on the island, roughly from 1998 to 2003, show, the vision of Cuba has become more salient and more complex as the position of blacks in the United States becomes more fraught with contradictions. As must any contemporary 50-year-old, the Cuban Revolution must now reconcile intention and effect and chart its future course in a world very different from the one it was born into.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)53-62
Number of pages10
JournalLatin American Perspectives
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 12 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • African Americans
  • Cuba
  • Race
  • United States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Sociology and Political Science


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