"No whites nor blacks, but only cubans"


June 14, 1845


"No whites nor blacks, but only cubans"

What occurred

Unlike the other revolutions in North and South America...the Cuban revolution against the Spanish seemed to be far more egalitarian. Over 60% of the army was made up of men of color who also held high ranking positions within the army. Instead of the revolution only focusing on the rights of white men and their possessions...Cuba's quest for independence was fueled by Cubans wanting equality for all people..no matter the color of their skin. What did Simon Bolivar think of a revolution that benefited all races. What would the founding fathers of the United States thought?


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