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Convocation speaker Rafael Cruz urges students to be involved citizens

November 20, 2013  |  Melissa Skinner/Liberty University News Service

Pastor and political activist Rafael Cruz, father of U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), was introduced at Liberty University Convocation on Wednesday as “a powerful example of freedom” and “the epitome of the American dream.”

Cruz was born and raised in Cuba during the tyrannical reign of Fulgencio Batista. When he was a teenager, Cruz was imprisoned and tortured because of his beliefs on individual freedom. He moved to Texas in 1957 with little more than the clothes on this back.

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