Designer unknown, ca. 1961
Let's do our job!
Publisher: Comisión Nacional de Alfabetización
(Offset, 66x43 cm., inv.nr. BG D12/804)

In 1961, Cuban schools close for several months. Students are sent to the countryside in 'alphabetization brigades' to teach the population reading and writing. The exercise books are highly political: among the first words taught are 'Organization of American States', 'agrarian reform' and 'cooperation'. According to government statistics, contested by others, illiteracy is reduced from 20-25 to 4-5 percent.