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Bittersweet Harvest Exhibit Heads East

Our ongoing traveling exhibit, Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program, 1942-1964, opens at the Kingston Public Library, February 23-March 31.  The bilingual exhibit explores the formal roots of Mexican migrant labor to the US, brought as a war measure.
 
Organizations across the state use the exhibit project to reach Spanish-speaking audiences within their service areas, and to provide some historical context for current, national debates about immigration and our southern border.
 
The library will also host a public discussion, Life on the Fence: A Long View of Guest Worker Programs, March 12, 6:00 pm, which is guided by a scholar and features local family members of former braceros.
 
Kingston is the sixth stop in Tennessee on the Bittersweet Harvest tour, with two more already slated for 2015.  Learn more about the project on our web site: http://humanitiestennessee.org/content/bittersweet-harvest-bracero-program-1942-1964