Reliving the Granma landing

The analyzes will form part of the 14th edition of the “La epopeya del Granma” event, sponsored by the Municipal Museum of Niquero, the Directorate of Culture in Granma, and the provincial branch of the Union of Historians of Cuba, on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the feat.

The event will be attended by René González Barrios, president of the Cuban History Institute and Jorge Luis Aneiro, deputy director of the Office of Historical Affairs of the Council of State, as Juan Francisco Cabrera, a research specialist at the Municipal Museum of Niquero, told reporters.

Francisco Cabrera noted that some 25 papers will be presented during the event, which brings together researchers from Havana, Santiago de Cuba, and the host territory.

He added that the event, to be held at the Municipal Museum and the Las Coloradas Monument, will run through December 1st, and includes the presentation of a documentary on the landing of the Granma yacht.

He noted that the film, made by the Office of Historical Affairs of the Council of State of the Republic of Cuba, recreates the landing, providing detailed information on the 82 expeditionaries, the route taken from Mexico to Cuba, their feats until the reunion of the survivors in Cinco Palmas, as well as information on the historical sites and museums linked to the event.

The event will also see the launch of three books: El desembarco del Granma, la epopeya en la memoria, by a group of authors from Granma province; La palabra empeñada by Heberto Norman; and La epopeya del Granma by the Office of Publications of the Council of State of the Republic of Cuba, explained historian Sergio Garcés.

As part of the activities, a workshop will also be held in Alegría de Pío, where the nascent Rebel Army underwent its first baptism of fire following the landing.

The event will serve as a preamble to the traditional symbolic reenactment of the feat, performed by young people dressed in olive green every December 2, at the original landing site in Granma province.

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