Cuba at the Crossroads

Cuba at the Crossroads was prepared by Elise Weisenbach for Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies Summer Teacher Institute, Havana, Cuba, 2016 

Unit Introduction and Credits


Lesson 1 90 Miles Eleguá
Focus: Cuban culture, migration, music; Afro-Cuban contributions to music and religion
Perspective: Cuban-American singer Gloria Estefan

Lesson 2 Cuba: The Reality Tour
Focus: Cuba during the 1990’s Special Period of economic crisis after the dissolution of the Soviet Union
Perspective: American cartoonist, Bill Griffith

Lesson 3 Superheroes of the 21st Century
Focus: normalization of US relations with Cuba
Perspective: Cuban artist Pablo Borges; Cuban-American poet Richard Blanco

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