Through his literature and speeches he united all Cubans both within the country and in exile against a common foe – The Spanish domination. He always said that there many ways to fight – his way 3was with the word and pen. “These weapons are just as powerful as any other”, he said.
Marti drew the text of the “Manifest of Montecristi” which contained the guidelines for a free and democratic government with equal rights and opportunities for all Cuban irrespective of race or creed. He was also a poet and philosopher. His literature and thoughts have been considered and recognized by the Spanish speaking people of the world not only for their patriotic, profound and truthful substance, but also as an example of the very best Castillian Literature.
He was the “Apostle of our Liberty”.
“To the people of Latin America we shall ask not for the their help as dishonor would befall those that would deny it us. To the United State, we present in silence the legions of men who would fight today for what they themselves fought in the past. And, to the people of the world we ask – assured of what their reply will be – whether the human race will remain indifferent and impious to the sacrifice of the generous country whose men are dying for the privilege of joining the human race… We, Americans, are one in origin, in hope and in the face of danger.” -Jose Marti
|Martí’s fundamental works published during his life
Martí’s major posthumous works