Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Guantánamo Exhibit Opens at Tulane

September 15th, 2014

Story originally published by Tulane University’s “New Wave” on September 12, 2014 and can be found here.

By: Barri Bronston
Phone: 504-314-7444
bbronst@tulane.edu

The Guantánamo Public Memory Project, a traveling exhibit that examines the history of the U.S. naval base in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba through stories, photographs and documents, is now on display at Tulane University.
The exhibit will be up at Jones Hall, 6801 Freret St., through Oct. 30 before moving to the Ashé Cultural Arts Center in Central City for three weeks in November.
“The exhibit presents the history of the U.S. naval base in Guantánamo Bay from multiple points of views, from Cuban base workers to detainees’ lawyers and from military families who lived on the base in the Cold War to Haitian refugees who were held on the base in the 1990s,” said Jana Lipman, associate professor of history at Tulane.
“We hope the exhibit will provide a complex portrait of GTMO’s history and will raise questions about U.S.-Cuban relations, human rights, national security, refugee policy, and the rule of law in today’s society,” she said.
The exhibit includes video testimonies and mobile multimedia accessible through visitors’ smartphones. It also features a series of presentations beginning Sept. 18 at 6 p.m. with “Guantánamo Post-9/11: Human Rights and Constitutional Law in Modern America.” Speakers include Wall Street Journal reporter Jess Bravin, author of Terror Courts: Rough Justice at Guantánamo Bay, Denny LeBoeuf of the American Civil Liberties Union; and Chaplain James Yee, author of For God and Country: Faith and Patriotism Under Fire.
The second presentation, “Angola and Guantánamo: Art and Incarceration” will take place Oct. 16 at 6 p.m., followed by “Guantánamo: Cuban and Haitian Refugee Stories” Oct. 30 at 6 p.m. All programs will take place in 204 Jones Hall.
The exhibit is free and open to the public Monday toFriday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Oct. 30. For more information, visit the Roger Thayer Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane.