Cesar Chavez at Farmworkers Walkathon
Araceli Cantero, La Voz, Nov. 28, 1986
Lady of Charity Flotilla
The Voice, Sept. 13, 1968
Cuban family arrived by boat, greeted by Bishop Coleman F. Carroll
Archdiocese of Miami, 1965

Current Exhibits

Latino Americans: Cuban Experience in Miami

The Revolution of 1959, and the subsequent establishment of a socialist regime in Cuba prompted the exodus of thousands of Cubans searching for freedom. Our exhibit chronicles the first decade of Cubans seeking political asylum, the creation of the Cuban Refugee Assistance Program, the Camarioca boatlift, the Freedom Flights, and the evolution of a community that made Miami its new home and changed its face forever.

Latinoamericanos: Vivencias de los Cubanos en Miami

La revolución de 1959, e instauración de un gobierno socialista en Cuba impulsaron a miles de cubanos a abandonar el país en busca de libertad. Nuestras imágenes relatan la historia de la primera década de refugiados cubanos en Miami, la creación del programa federal de Ayuda para Refugiados, el puente de Camarioca, los vuelos de la Libertad, y la evolución de una comunidad que echó raíces en Miami y la cambió para siempre.

Location: Archbishop John C. Favalora Archive & Museum
Curators: Isabel Ezquerra and Isabel Medina

Cuban Experiences: 1959-1969 in Miami Pathfinder


Miami: A Multicultural Hispanic Community

The Metropolitan region contains many different Hispanic / Latino ethnic and racial groups, and each of these communities have their own unique experience in Miami. Drawing from the photographic newspaper archives of the Archdiocese of Miami, The Voice, and La Voz Catolica, this exhibit illustrates some cultural traditions, religious practices, and daily life experiences of some of these important pillars of the multicultural Hispanic Community that built Miami into the City it is today.

Miami: Una Comunidad Hispana Multicultural

El área metropolitana de Miami abarca numerosos grupos étnicos y raciales de hispanos, y cada uno ha aportado su experiencia única a la historia de la ciudad. Esta exposición muestra algunas de las tradiciones culturales, prácticas religiosas y experiencias de la vida cotidiana de algunos de los pilares importantes de la comunidad hispana que hicieron de Miami la ciudad que es hoy.

Location: Archbishop John C. Favalora Archive & Museum
Curators: Jonathan Roach and Isabel Medina


La Virgen de la Caridad: Images from the Diaspora

This exhibit explores the religious practices and traditions surrounding the devotion to La Virgen de la Caridad in Miami. La Virgen de la Caridad’s Miami story began in 1961 when a replica of the original image venerated in El Cobre, Cuba was smuggled out of Havana and taken to a baseball stadium in Miami on her feast day, September 8th, to be reunited with the Cuban Diaspora. Drawing from the photographic newspaper archives of the Archdiocese of Miami, The Voice, and La Voz Catolica, this exhibit traces her Miami story from 1961 through the building of La Ermita, 1967-1971, and into the 1990s.

La Virgen de la Caridad: Imágenes de la Diáspora

Esta exposición explora las prácticas religiosas y tradiciones en torno a la devoción de la Virgen de la Caridad en Miami. La historia comenzó en 1961, cuando una réplica de la imagen original venerada en El Cobre, Cuba, fue sacada clandestinamente de La Habana y llevada a un estadio de béisbol en Miami el 8 de septiembre, día de su fiesta, para reunirla con la diáspora cubana. Nuestra exposición recorre la trayectoria de la devoción en Miami desde 1961, incluyendo la construcción de La Ermita, 1967-1971, hasta la década de los 90. La selección de fotos proviene de los archivos fotográficos de la Arquidiócesis de Miami y de los periódicos The Voice y La Voz Católica.

Location: Archbishop John C. Favalora Archive & Museum
Curators: Isabel Medina and Jonathan Roach

La Virgen de la Caridad in Miami Pathfinder


Pope John Paul II Visits Miami, September 1987

This exhibit showcases Pope John Paul II visitation to Miami on September 10-11, 1987, during his second tour of the United States. Pope John Paul II arrived at Miami International Airport, where he was greeted by President Ronald Reagan and his wife. He then traveled to St. Mary’s Cathedral, where he formally met Archbishop Edward A. McCarthy from the Archdiocese of Miami and was greeted by a cheering crowd. He traveled to St. Martha’s Church to meet with representatives of the nation’s priests and later met up with President Reagan and his wife at the historic South Florida estate of James Deering, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. Afterward, he paraded with Archbishop McCarthy down Biscayne Boulevard (South Dixie Highway). On his second day in Miami, Pope John Paul II met up with American Jewish leaders, toured the Miami’s Center for Fine Arts, and celebrated mass at Dade County Youth Fairgrounds. This exhibit draws from The Voice photographic newspaper archives in the Ana Rodriguez-Soto Collection (part of the Archdiocese of Miami archives) and from historic issues of The Voice newspaper.

Location: Library Atrium
Curators: Jonathan Best and Jessica Orozco


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