• Short Summary

    TO MARK THE CONCLUSION OF CUBA'S YEAR OF EDUCATION, PRIME MINISTER FIDEL CASTRO'S PLAN TO BEAT ILLITERACY IN THE ISLAND, A VAST PARADE WAS HELD IN THE PLAZA CIVICA, HAVANA, ON DECEMBER 22.

  • Description

    TO MARK THE CONCLUSION OF CUBA'S YEAR OF EDUCATION, PRIME MINISTER FIDEL CASTRO'S PLAN TO BEAT ILLITERACY IN THE ISLAND, A VAST PARADE WAS HELD IN THE PLAZA CIVICA, HAVANA, ON DECEMBER 22.

    CASTRO HAD EARLIER CALLED FOR ANYONE WHO COULD READ AND WRITE TO VOLUNTEER TO IMPART THIS KNOWLEDGE TO OTHERS. MORE THAN 100,000 CUBANS ANSWERED THIS CALL, AND BECAME "BRIGADISTAS", IN THE ANTI-ILLITERACY BRIGADE.

    ON DECEMBER 20, THEY RETURNED TO HAVANA FROM THE INTERIOR, TO REPORT THEIR SUCCESS. THE PARADE WAS AN OFFICIAL WELCOME FROM FIDEL CASTRO. SO VAST WAS THE CROWD THAT THE PRIME MINISTER HAD TO USE BINOCULARS TO SCAN THE FRINGES OF THE ASSEMBLY.

    THE "BRIGADISTAS", OF ALL AGES, FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE, HOLDING SYMBOLIC BOOKS AND PENCILS, WAVED BANNERS PROCLAIMING AN END TO ILLITERACY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2G6M797L1AZ5K3LFN5N47IVP1
    Media URN:
    VLVA2G6M797L1AZ5K3LFN5N47IVP1
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/12/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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