Dominican Studies Institute, CUNY, 1052_DSI_JuPa_BC_1052
Guillermo Linares, Commissioner of the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs, presents a Juan Pablo Duarte Square plaque at a dedication ceremony in front of the Juan Pablo Duarte statute, New York, N.Y., July 1984. The statue represents a lengthy campaign by Club Juan Pablo Duarte, Inc. to erect a monument in honor of Juan Pablo Duarte, the architect of the Dominican Republic.; Juan Paulino, along with Normandía Maldonado, Victor Liriano, Marina Maldonado and Manuel Medrano, formed the Club Cívico Cultural Juan Pablo Duarte, or Club Juan Pablo Duarte, in New York City on February 27, 1966. The club, now known as the Instituto Duartiano de New York, was established as a civic and cultural organization devoted to the promotion of public awareness of Duarte and his ideals, promote Dominican culture, and to smooth assimilation into United States communities for new Dominican immigrants.