Photos By Leonard Nadel, 1956. Courtesy Smithsonian National Museum of American History.
On Saturday, July 9th | 6 – 8pm in the Sam Z. Coronado Gallery the ESB-MACC, located at 600 River St. Austin, 78701, will display an exhibition organized by the National Museum of American History and organized for travel by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. Funding is made possible through the Smithsonian’s Latino Center. Bittersweet Harvest, a bilingual exhibition, explores the bracero program, the largest guest worker program in American history. Between 1942 and 1964, millions of Mexican nationals came to the U.S. on short-term labor contracts, which offered them much-needed work and economic opportunity. Their dramatic story reveals an important but overlooked chapter in our nation’s history—which remains highly relevant today.