Download Full Text (1410.5 MB)
University of South Florida Libraries
This is an oral history interview with Raul Villamía, in which he discusses his involvement in the Cuban Revolution. The interview begins with some background information on Mr. Villamía, who was born in Cuba and came to the United States as a professional baseball player in 1947. There is a lengthy discussion about Fidel Castro, the coup d'état, and the 26th of July Movement, of which Mr. Villamía was a member from 1955 to 1960. Mr. Villamía describes his activities in the Movement and being interviewed by the FBI. The interview concludes with a discussion about communism and Mr. Villamía's family in Cuba.
Cuban Americans--Florida--Tampa, History--Cuba--Revolution, 1959, Social Life and customs--Ybor City (Tampa, Fla.)
1 sound file (70 min.) : digital, MPEG4 file
Cuban Americans--Florida--Tampa; History--Cuba--Revolution, 1959; Social Life and customs--Ybor City (Tampa, Fla.)
oral histories, online audio
University of South Florida
Ybor City Oral History Project
University of South Florida Libraries--Florida Studies Center and Villamía, Raul, "Raul Villamía oral history interview" (2008). Ybor City Oral History Project. 20.