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Title:An English-Language Bibliography of the 1961 Cuban Literacy Campaign
Author(s):Samuel, Noah Oluwafemi; Williams, Kate
Subject(s):Cuban Literacy Campaign
1961 Cuban Literacy Campaign
Cuban Revolution
English-Language Bibliography
Geographic Coverage:Cuba
Abstract:Speaking at the United Nations in 1960, Fidel Castro declared that Cuba would become in one year “a territory free of illiteracy.” And in 1961 the island nation mobilized in a massive and successful literacy campaign, led by its young people. We have visited the Museo Nacional de la Campaña de Alfabetización (National Museum of the Literacy Campaign) in Havana, talked with campaign veterans, and used some literature from and about the campaign in research (Williams, 2003) and teaching. But how easy is it for someone who reads only English to learn about this achievement? What has been published about the campaign in English? We created this bibliography in order to find out. And in the process we found others who have drawn conceptualizations from and about the campaign that will inform our future work on one of today’s literacy challenges: computer literacy.
Issue Date:2016
Citation Info:Samuel, N. O., Williams K. (2016). An English-Language Bibliography of the 1961 Cuban Literacy Campaign. Community Informatics Lab Notes (University of Illinois School of Information Sciences) 16. Available at
Series/Report:Community Informatics Lab Notes 16
Genre:Technical Report
Date Available in IDEALS:2016-06-29

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