Title

Raul Villamía oral history interview

Files

Interviewer

Barrios, Maura

Publisher

University of South Florida Libraries

Date

November 2006

Publication Date

11-24-2008

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Cuban Americans--Florida--Tampa, History--Cuba--Revolution, 1959, Social Life and customs--Ybor City (Tampa, Fla.)

Description

1 sound file (70 min.) : digital, MPEG4 file

Subject: topical

Cuban Americans--Florida--Tampa; History--Cuba--Revolution, 1959; Social Life and customs--Ybor City (Tampa, Fla.)

Language

English

Type

Article

Genre

oral histories, online audio

Format

audio

Holding Location

University of South Florida

Collection

Ybor City Oral History Project

Identifier

Y10-00001

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