Immigration during the Cuban Revolution
Excerpt from "Latino Philadelphia at a Glance", The Historical Society of Pennyslvania
Before 1959, small numbers of Cubans lived and studied in the Philadelphia area. After the Cuban Revolution, many Cuban exiles arrived in Philadelphia between the years of 1959 and 1965. Some connected with family and friends already in Philadelphia and others relocated from Florida. Many from this wave of Cubans have created social and cultural groups that are still active in promoting solidarity and Cuban culture. Small numbers of Cuban refugees have come into the city since the 1980s.
Link to the full article: < http://hsp.org/sites/default/files/legacy_files/migrated/latinophiladelphiaataglance.pdf >
Image source: Last day for a visa, 1961. Cuba, Circulating collection, PRint and Picture Collection, Free Library of Philadelphia