Museo de la Campaña de Alfabetización
Following the Revolution, Castro turned the barracks of Camp Columbia into a school complex—Ciudad Escolar Libertad—which in 1961 became the headquarters for Castro’s national literacy campaign. The Museo de la Campaña de Alfabetización (Museum of the Literacy Campaign, Av. 29E, esq. 76, tel. 07/260-8054, Mon.–Fri. 8 a.m.–5 p.m., free) is dedicated to the amazing campaign initiated on January 1, 1960, when 120,632 uniformed brigadistas, mostly students, spread out across the country to teach illiterate peasantry to read and write.
© Christopher P. Baker from Moon Cuba, 5th Edition