Sunday, May 18 2014 by kjfitz
José Martí (January 28, 1853 – May 19, 1895) is a famous Cuban national hero. He is an important figure in Latin American literature. He was a poet, an essayist, a journalist, a revolutionary philosopher, a translator, a professor, a publisher, and a political theorist. Through his writings and political activity, he became a symbol for Cuba's bid for independence against Spain in the 19th century, and is referred to as the "Apostle of Cuban Independence."