Lecture Series features
author and historian Victor Andres Triay
(March 4, 2002) - Florida Southern College welcomes author and historian
Dr. Victor Andres Triay to the Florida Lecture Series on March 14.
Triay will discuss his book, "Bay of Pigs: An Oral History
of Brigade 2506" (Gainesville U. of Fla. Press, 2001) and conduct
a book signing following his talk. The lecture begins at 7 p.m.
in the Hollis Room on campus.
especially looking forward to having Victor Triay on campus,"
said James M. Denham, Director of the Center for Florida History.
"The Bay of Pigs Invasion is an extremely compelling story,
and Victor Triay will tell the story from the perspective of those
who participated in this ill-fated attempt to take Cuba back from
and grandparents left Cuba for the United States in 1960. He was
born six years later in Miami and raised in the heart of South Florida's
Cuban exile community. Triay attended Catholic Schools and Miami-Dade
Community College before earning degrees at the University of Florida
(B.A.) and Florida State University (M.A. and Ph.D.). In 1992, he
joined the faculty of Middlesex Community College in Middletown,
Triay is the
author of "Fleeing Castro: Operation Pedro Pan and the Cuban
Children's Program" (Gainesville, 1999), a book which explores
the complete spectrum of the refugee/immigration experience: persecution
at home, flight into exile, family separation and estrangement,
alienation, cultural assimilation, and family reunion. Triay's "Bay
of Pigs" is the winner of the Florida Historical Society's
Samuel Proctor Oral History Award. Both books will be available
at the lecture.
Lecture series is free and open to the public. For further information,
please contact Dr. James M. Denham at (863) 680-4312 or visit our
website at http://www.flsouthern.edu/flhistory/index.htm
Florida Southern is a four-year, private, co-educational liberal
arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The college
offers more than 40 undergraduate majors and a master of business
administration degree accredited by the Commission on Colleges of
the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Located in Lakeland,
Fla., the college is home to the largest, single-site collection
of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world.