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The 'Grand Narrative' Of The Cuban Revolution

In late 1950s, Fidel Castro and his rebellion overthrew an authoritarian, American-backed government, and the Castro government claimed to have unflinching support from the Cubans since then. We talk with historian Lillian Guerra who discovered, through her research over the span of 18 years, that dissents have prevailed despite government dictatorship.


  • Lillian Guerra is a professor in history at University of Florida and the author of the book Visions of Power in Cuba.

Lillian Guerra presents her book Tuesday, July 26, at 6. 30 p.m. at Kansas City Public Library's Central Library. The reception starts at 6 p.m. The event is free.

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