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¡Azucar! Celia Cruz wins the National Museum of American History Frame an Iconic American contest

Thanks to the support of Americans and Cuban Americans alike, our very own Celia Cruz has won the National Museum of American History Frame an Iconic American contest:

And the winner of the Frame an Iconic American contest is…

We asked you to vote on which of five iconic American figures should be memorialized in a new biographical portrait by Robert Weingarten, a noted photographic artist. After more than 11,000 votes cast, the winner is…Celia Cruz! Each historical figure brought a different set of ideas to the discussion, and worthy arguments were made for each of them. The Queen of Salsa resonated with a clear majority of the voters, representing a multifaceted story of immigration, music, and entertainment.

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Celia Cruz, ca. 1950s. Photo by Narcy Studios, Cuba, courtesy of Omer Pardillo-Cid.Fr

5 comments to ¡Azucar! Celia Cruz wins the National Museum of American History Frame an Iconic American contest

  • asombra

    When Celia Cruz tried to attend her mother's funeral in Cuba, she was denied a visa by Castro, Inc. Mariela Castro, however, gets to waltz into the US with a huge entourage to promote Castro, Inc. Something is VERY wrong here.

  • FreedomForCuba

    Yes something is VERY WRONG indeed and I suspect is going to get much worse under this Communist, Marxist, anti-American bullshit artist POTUS we have in office.

  • What can we expect with so many friends of Fidel in Washington?

  • But what a beautiful photo of the young la reina!

  • asombra

    This photo of Celia could be a photo of Cuba in those days: young, hopeful, enterprising, with a future full of promise. All of that ended on January 1st, 1959. Gracias, Fidel.