Images from Cuba's struggle for independence
José Martí | Antonio Maceo |
General Máximo Gómez | Mambises |
Leaders: Carlos Manuel de Céspedes | Juan Gualberto Gómez | Calixto García | José Maceo & Flor Crombet | Martín Morúa Delgado
Campos and Weyler | War | Havana Harbor | Reconcentrados | After the War
Juan Gualberto Gómez was born a free man to slaves who paid for his freedom. He became a well-known and controversial advocate for the legal rights of black Cubans, and bravely faced down the legal system when others encouraged him to flee to the U.S. in 1892. He fought in the War of Independence that began in 1895 and achieved the rank of General.