Cuba’s Apostle José Martí was born on this day, January 28th, 1853

The Apostle of Cuba, José Martí, was born on this day in 1853. Join us in celebrating the birthday of a man whose words inspire freedom and strike fear in the hearts of tyrants today as strongly as they did more than a century ago.

I wish to leave the world

by Jose Marti

I wish to leave the world
By its natural door;
In my tomb of green leaves
They are to carry me to die.
Do not put me in the dark
To die like a traitor;
I am good, and like a good thing
I will die with my face to the sun