Bracero Program 1942 - 1964

 Mexico and the United States formed an agreement in which Mexican workers would be sent to places in the United States that needed agricultural labor. Due to opposition from farm workers and unions, the Kennedy administration forced the program to close in 1964 

Snapshots in a Farm Labor Tradition

                     by Howard R. Rosenberg
                     Reading on the Bracero Program
                     Braceros in the 1940s

                     To see more about the Bracero Program 

CESAR CHAVEZ

Cesar Chavez's accomplishments to improve the "treatment, pay and working conditions for farm workers" came a bit too late for those of us who were migrants in the 1950s and before. I will always admire his work as an Activist labor leader and all he did to make a better life for farm labor workers.

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Photos from the collection of "Snapshots in Farm Labor Tradition" link

Dr. Howard Rosenberg, Berkeley.edu, allowed me to use the images on my book. The photos were taken by Hilda Mayer at the soccer stadium in Mexico City in the 1940s during the "Bracero Program." Dr. Rosenberg acquired the "Snapshots in Farm Labor Tradition" LINK   from Hilda Mayer in the early 1990s; he copied them into slides and then to electronic form.

Mayer in the early 1990s; he copied them into slides and then to electronic form Snapshots in a Farm Labor Tradition

by Howard R. Rosenberg

braceros IN THE 1940’S

To see more about the Bracero Program – Please visit the Link bellow  http://braceroarchive.org/

papa Severo's brother, Jesus Reyna with braceros in Arkansas