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Black Political Activism and the Cuban Republic$
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Melina Pappademos

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780807834909

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807869178_pappademos

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Black Patronage Networks

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Black Political Activism and the Cuban Republic

Melina Pappademos

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter describes how Estrada Palma pledged to increase the number of blacks on government payrolls—a move that Juan Gualberto Gomez suggested would bring more blacks into the “inside” of Cuba's new economic structures and would, in one sense, help to nullify segregationist policies established during U.S. occupation. Gomez and others believed that Palma's gesture was potentially important to igniting an egalitarian impetus following national independence in 1898. This promise of jobs, however, came only after Generoso Campos Marquetti, the black veteran general of the Liberation Army, and several hundred other black veterans and civic activists demanded that the government end discriminatory hiring practices. Having fought side by side with whites in the independence wars and believing that the Revolution's triumph should confer on all not just citizenship status but real opportunity, the activists pushed to be included in the lucrative echelons of the emerging republican economy.

Keywords:   Estrada Palma, blacks, government payrolls, Juan Gualberto Gomez, Generoso Campos Marquetti

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