La Union Marti-Maceo

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La Union Marti-Maceo is a historic social club building in Ybor City, Florida established for Afro-Cubans. It opened in 1904 after white and black cigar workers were forced by Florida law to segregate their social club during the Jim Crow era.[1] It is a site on Florida's Black Heritage Trail.[2] It is at 1226 East 7th Avenue. Its ornate clubhouse was demolished during an urban renewal redevelopment program in the 1960s and its headquarters was proposed for sale to address financial difficulties in 2018.[3]

The club was inaugurated with a dance in October 1900.[4]


  1. Christou, rea; Team, the Tampa Historical. "Sociedad La Union Martí-Maceo - The Social Club of a Minority within a Minority". Tampa Historical.
  3. "The historic Marti-Maceo nearly sold its clubhouse. Members stopped it". Tampa Bay Times.
  4. "Study of 'La Union Marti Maceo'".

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