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Herstory Luncheon: Influential Womxn at the Table

Celia Cruz

Úrsula Hilaria Celia de la Caridad Cruz Alfonso, known as Celia Cruz (born October 21, 1925, Havana, Cuba—died July 16, 2003, Fort Lee, New Jersey, U.S.) Cuban American singer who reigned for decades as the “Queen of Salsa Music,” electrifying audiences with her wide-ranging soulful voice and rhythmically compelling style. Cruz rose to fame in Cuba during the 1950s as a singer of guarachas, earning the nickname "La Guarachera de Cuba". She had sold over 10 million copies, making her one of the best-selling Latin music artists.

(Source: Brittanica, Wikipedia)

Menu item: Cubano Sandwich

We chose the Cubano sandwich because of its importance in the history of the working-class in Cuba, the Florida Keys, and Miami. Growing up in a house with fourteen other children, Celia no doubt enjoyed this quick, easy, and delicious sandwich.