Get Your History On at This Opening Exhibit and Its Reception
Holocaust Museum Houston (HMH) will open its first Spanish/English bilingual exhibit, Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program 1942-1964. The exhibit showcases the bracero program, the largest guest worker program in U.S. history, which brought millions of Mexican nationals north to work on short-term labor contracts. The work was backbreaking and living conditions poor, but the program offered Mexican men economic opportunities and much-needed work. Their contributions to communities in Mexico and the U.S. have had a lasting impact on the political, economic, social, and cultural landscapes of both nations.
The exploitation of bracero workers and violations of their legal rights and civil liberties prompted efforts to repeal the program. In 1956, photographer Leonard Nadel documented the harsh realities of bracero life, intending to highlight employer violations and improve bracero working conditions. The exhibition is traveled by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, and Nadel’s images provide the visuals.
It’s hard to leave home sometimes – trust us, we know. But Aria at Rollingbrook Apartments in Baytown, Texas believes it is important to not only stay active in your community, but to also express curiosity about new subjects. This event is the perfect chance to spread your roots and learn new things!
Friday, December 9, 2016 – 9:00 AM
Event Venue Location:
Holocaust Museum Houston
5401 Caroline Street
Houston, Texas 77004