Help us win preservation funding! Join us on Saturday at our Free Open House for music, culture, and art! Transportation is easy with the Freedom Tower Metromover stop on the Omni Loop. Go to the #linkinbio to cast your 5 daily votes! #bemdc
Only 10 days left for you to help us win funding from @americanexpress and the @savingplaces! Vote to preserve @mdcollege’s Freedom Tower, its history, culture, and mission. We need to get to 10th place to win grants! Help us get there by voting up to five times daily! #linkinbio#bemdc
Though it operated as an immigration processing center for only 12 years, @mdcollege's Freedom Tower became an icon representing the faith in democracy! Vote for the Freedom Tower up to 5 times daily and keep the symbol alive. #LinkInBio#BeMDC
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The Cuban Exile Experience: Journey to Freedom in the Freedom Tower is presented by @mdcollege and @miamiherald Media Company. The exhibit accounts the struggles, spirit, and accomplishments of the Cuban-American community. Celebrate #HispanicHeritageMonth by voting for the Freedom Tower today! #BeMDC#LinkInBio
@mdcollege's Freedom Tower was designed by New York firm Schultze & Weaver to be 15-stories with an octagonal cupola in Spanish Baroque style. The tower is one of three in Miami inspired by the Giralda Tower in Seville! Vote today to keep the history alive! #linkinbio#BeMDC
This poem, composed by Edwin Markham in 1925, is on the The New World mural in @mdcollege’s Freedom Tower. On April 2, 1513, the Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon landed in what he called Florida on his search for the fabled Fountain of Youth. Vote today for our history! #linkinbio#bemdc
The mezzanine level in the Freedom Tower is adorned by the The New World Mural painted in 1987. The mural features Ponce de Leon and the Tequesta chief in front of a New World map. Help us continue to celebrate and share our Florida history by voting for @mdcollege's Freedom Tower today. #BeMDC#linkinbio
Have you voted today? Since launching in 2006, the Partners in Preservation @americanexpress and @savingplaces have awarded more than $22 million in preservation funding to more than 200 historic sites across the U.S. We are thankful for the chance to win preservation grants! Cast your vote for the iconic Freedom Tower up to 5 times a day! #LinkInBio#voteyourmainstreet#bemdc
@mdcollege’s Freedom Tower is the permanent home of the Kislak Center. The gallery celebrates the history that enriches Miami and the impact of Latin culture on South Florida and the rest of the world. Celebrate our diverse history this #hispanicheritagemonth and vote today! #LinkInBio#bemdc
As the home of Miami’s first newspaper, and as the processing center for thousands of Cuban refugees, The Freedom Tower serves as a reminder of our country’s embrace of all who yearn to live the American Dream, free from oppression and free to pursue happiness. In preserving this history of our country’s diversity, we are propelling our community and country forward. Vote today and share with your friends! #LinkInBio#BeMDC@mdcollege
Help us win! The grant will be used for renovations to the Freedom Tower and the @moadmdc within, including the Cuban Exile Experience exhibit. The MOAD’s Education Room will be transformed to provide complimentary, age-appropriate educational opportunities reflective of themes presented in the museum. MOAD advances @mdcollege’s core values, contributing to the academic life of the college and engaging the community and the world beyond. Vote for MDC’s Freedom Tower today! #LinkInBio#BeMDC
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From 1959 to 1974 more than 640,000 Cuban refugees came to the U.S. seeking asylum. Many were processed at the Freedom Tower, considered the “Ellis Island of the South”. The Cuban Assistance Center offered health care, housing, records on relatives in the U.S., and relief aid for those starting with nothing. Do you know anyone who was processed or worked at the Freedom Tower during that time? Share your stories in the comments below and vote today to keep those stories alive. #LinkInBio#BeMDC
It’s a beautiful Saturday in Downtown Miami. Vote for your favorite National Historic Landmark building that stands out against Miami's skyline. Let’s return to Main Street. Vote for @mdcollege’s Freedom Tower today! #LinkInBio#BeMDC
Let's get to first place this week, Miami! Help us secure funding that will preserve our city’s history, culture, and arts. Tag your friends and family! Vote every day for @mdcollege's Freedom Tower! #BeMDC
7 452:34 PM Sep 28, 2018
In 1962, the U.S. government leased 4 floors of the Miami News Tower for the Cuban Assistance Center. President Kennedy’s Migration and Refugee Assistance Act authorized help to Cuban exiles arriving in Florida to resettle. Cubans called the center “El Refugio” and eventually the Freedom Tower, as they came due to fear of imprisonment and violence. Keep this important history alive by voting today! #LinkInBio#BeMDC
We’re proud to be neighbors with the @mdcollege@miamifreedomtower, representing our shared values of hope and inclusion. Help preserve “El Refugio” by voting for it to receive funds at voteyourmainstreet.org/miami #FreedomTowerMiami
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Through Partners in Preservation, @americanexpress and @savingplaces seek to increase the public’s awareness of historic preservation in the U.S. This year’s selected sites celebrate the importance of diversity and inclusion. @mdcollege ‘s Freedom Tower was chosen for a chance to win part of the $2 million in grants determined by popular vote. You can vote up to 5 times every day until October 26! #LinkInBio#BeMDC
@mdcollege's Freedom Tower was first known as the Miami Daily News Tower when it opened on July 26, 1926. Former Ohio governor James M. Cox purchased the Miami Daily News (formerly The Miami Metropolis) and commissioned the construction of the newspaper’s headquarters and printing facility in 1924. This building reminds us of one of the cornerstones of democracy – freedom of the press. Help extend the legacy of the former “News Tower” by voting today! #LinkInBio#BeMDC
Esta es la Torre de la libertad del downtown de Miami , la hice a través de esa escultura para que esta aparente ser un marco , hace un efecto visual , la foto original es a color pero preferí manipular los colores en el photoshop para destacar y darle más protagonismo a la torre.
This is the Freedom Tower of downtown Miami, I made it through that sculpture so that it seems to be a frame, it makes a visual effect, the original photo is in color but I prefer to manipulate the colors in the photoshop to highlight and give it more prominence to the tower.
I am honored to be a co-host for this wonderful fundraiser at Romero Britto’s Lincoln Road Gallery on Monday, September 24th from 6:30 - 8:30 pm for The Honorable Donna Shalala as the Democrat Candidate for Florida’s 27th Congressional District. I look forward to seeing you at this fantastic event. Please contact me for more details.
Who is The Honorable Donna Shalala?
Donna E. Shalala has spent her entire life fighting to improve the lives of others. A lifelong Democrat, and the former president of the University of Miami, she has advocated tirelessly for women’s rights, civil rights, increased access to health care, better education and schools and a clean, sustainable environment.
She was appointed by President Bill Clinton to serve as the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) where she served for eight years, becoming the longest serving HHS Secretary in U.S. history. Donna has lived in Pinecrest and Coral Gables for 17 years and is unapologetic in her love for South Florida’s natural beauty, its rich culture and its diverse people. @donna_shalala@romerobrittogallery#vote#voteblue#voteblue2018#florida#congress#universityofmiami@ @rickymiamibeach#booksandbooks#mitchellkaplan@vibesandviewsmiami#miamiherald@miamiherald#freedomtowermiami@chefmaxsantiago@chefallensusser@chefmichy@fiumbus#romerobritto
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The Freedom Tower Miami was designated in 2008 a U.S. National Historic Landmark for its role in hosting services for processing Cubans fleeing to Florida. Was designed by Schultz and Weaver and today houses the art-associated central offices of Miami Dade College and “MOAD” Museum of art and Design.