The bronze equestrian statue of Cuban patriot and poet José Martí (1853–1895) was created by the sculptor Anna Vaughn Hyatt Huntington (1876–1973), one of a trio of sculptures representing Latin-American leaders. The monument depicts Martí in his horse after being fatally wounded during the 1895 battle at Dos Rios. It was finished in 1959, but it wasn’t inaugurated until 1965 because of the tense political climate. This Cuban symbol of liberation, as a funny coincidence, is placed next to the American flag.
(Central Park South at Avenue of the Americas)