June 14, 1969

Eliana Poveda


Attached, please find a picture of my family. It was taken by and printed along with a story by the Macon Telegraph sometime between June 20th - July 31st, 1969. I have been trying to get a copy of the actual newsprint story, but have been unnable to find one. Perhaps you can. Thanking you for your efforts,

Eliana Poveda, J.D.

Rene R. Poveda standing behind wife, Libia Penaranda de Poveda who is showing Georgia State Rep.and Macon Telegraph Newspaper Reporter the suitcase made from curtains in which the family packed their clothes.

Pictured from left are standing: Dr. Rene A. Poveda (son), Arminda Perez-Poveda (sponsor/sister of Mr. Poveda), Rene R. Poveda; sitting: Attorney, Eliana M. Poveda (daughter), Hilda Castro-Poveda (sister of Mr. Poveda/sponsor), Libia Poveda (daughter), and Libia Penaranda de Poveda.

The Rene R. Poveda family came in the 2nd flight on June 14th, 1969 and arrived in Opa Locka Airport. From there they were taken in busses to the Freedom Tower where they were processed and welcomed by family and friends.

Picture taken by Macon Telegraph, story appeared in paper approx. June 20-July 30th, 1969

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  • JUNE 7th, 1967

    Ana De Los Reyes

    First of all, I would like to thank you for your great efforts in compiling the Freedom Flights date base information. It was with great emotion that I looked up my father's arrival to freedom information.

  • JULY 24 1968

    Miriam Rodriguez

    We arrive on July 24 1968, I remember as soon we were in the plane we heard a welcome from Pres. Johnson, as we arrive in Miami there were a priest & minister to welcome as I will never will forget that day.

  • NOVEMBER 27, 1967

    Ana Marķa Florin

    It was November 27, 1967 when my mother ( now 83 years old), my father (now deceased) and I came to the United states via the Freedom Flight. We planned to come earlier, but the Bay of Pigs invasion delayed our plans since all flights were put on halt.

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