Lead: Antonio Maceo, one of the most successful and beloved leaders of Cuba’s long fight for independence, possessed instinctive military skills and great tenacity. He never gave up.

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: Maceo was born in 1845 in the huge eastern province of Oriente. He was of mixed blood, a mulatto. Despite his talents and clear leadership ability, Maceo, struggled all his life against the racism inherent in pre- and post-revolutionary Cuban society.

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