100 Years Ago Today

A History Of Events And Happenings From Exactly One Hundred Years Ago

US Marines Land In Cuba

A race war rages on the island of Cuba.


America’s reaction is to overlook the obvious injustice being meted out to Afro-Cubans and send troops to protect US interests and back up the government of the Republic of Cuba.


On June 5, 1912 the US landed 357 Marines at Caimanero who immediately marched to Guantanamo City. The Cuban government insistence to characterize the indiscriminate slaughter of Afro-Cubans as a “race insurrection” has been believed by the US State Department which has called for the deployment of the 4th Division of the Atlantic Fleet consisting of 4 battleships to Cuba to further protect American and Cuban interests. Troops of the US, Britain, Spain and France are on the island protecting their business interests, mainly sugar mills and plantations. Meanwhile, the number of Afro-Cubans murdered by white militias is reaching towards over 1,000.

Members of the Partido de Independiente de Color de Cuba – 1908


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