Monday, January 9, 2012

History Center Hosts 'Passport to Cuba'

Tampa and Cuba have a storied past dating back hundreds of years. In fact, at the center of Tampa's city seal lies the Mascotte, Henry Plant's steamship that travelled twice a week between Tampa and Havana.

Explore this Tampa-Cuba connection during Passport to Cuba, a new six-week course beginning Jan. 18 at the History Center. Drawing on expertise from USF faculty in a number of disciplines, the class will examine major historical themes, people, and events, including an overview U.S.-Cuba relations and the origins of the Cuban Revolution, as well as Cuban art, architecture and literature.

Lead by Dr. Paul Dosal, Professor of Latin American History at USF and a 3rd-generation Cuban-American born and raised in Tampa, this course is not to be missed.

WHEN: Jan. 18, 25, Feb. 1, 8, 15 and 22, 10 a.m.- noon
COST: $50 (6-week series)
REGISTER: Contact OLLI/USF at 813-974-2403 or

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