José Julián Martí

José Julián Martí, a Cuban patriot, journalist, and poet, fought for the liberation of Cuba from Spanish rule.

This larger-than-life statue shows the moment when a resolute Martí was mortally wounded in the 1895 battle at Dos Rios. His monument is one of three bronze equestrian statues featuring great Latin American men—Martí, Simón Bolívar, and José de San Martín. The trio welcome Park visitors at the north end of Sixth Avenue.