Houston resident Lorenzo Martinez talks about what being American means to him. Martinez was evacuated from Cuba as a young man when Fidel Castro came to power.
He tells his story in his book,Â Cuba, Adios: A Young Manâs Journey to Freedom.
This segment is part of DiverseCity, a year-long initiative looking at what Houstonâs diversity really means for the city. Weâll be examining how it connects or divides us and how it shapes the nationâs fourth-largest city.
(Above: Houstonian Lorenzo Martinez is the author of âCuba, Adios: A Young Manâs Journey to Freedom,â which tells the story of his escape from Cuba as a young man. Photo: Edel Howlin, Houston Public Media)
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