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1940's - The first notable wave of Mexican Immigration in US. The Bracero program helped open doors to many Mexican workers (reason why many of us are here today). Mexican music sprouted and forever living legacies like "La Bamba" were created.

1940's - The first notable wave of Mexican Immigration in US. The Bracero program helped open doors to many Mexican workers (reason why many of us are here today). Mexican music sprouted and forever living legacies like "La Bamba" were created.

Jovita Idar (1885-1946) was a journalist and an activist for the civil rights of Mexican Americans.

Jovita Idar (1885-1946) was a journalist and an activist for the civil rights of Mexican Americans.

Mexican migrant farm workers at reception center in Hidalgo, Texas, line up for job interviews, 1959.

Bitter Harvest: LIFE With America's Migrant Workers, 1959

Mexican migrant farm workers at reception center in Hidalgo, Texas, line up for job interviews, 1959.

This month we're featuring, "Bracero Paintings," from local artist, Eliana Soto. We've also got the, "Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program 1942 - 1964," from the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. Both exhibits are available for viewing in the Open Computer Lab in Academic Center Building One (AC1). #Art #ArtHop #BraceroPaintings

This month we're featuring, "Bracero Paintings," from local artist, Eliana Soto. We've also got the, "Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program 1942 - 1964," from the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. Both exhibits are available for viewing in the Open Computer Lab in Academic Center Building One (AC1). #Art #ArtHop #BraceroPaintings

Don't miss your chance to see, "Bittersweet Harvest," a bilingual (English/Spanish) exhibition from the Smithsonian explores the little-known story of the Bracero program; the largest guest worker program in U.S. history at Clovis Community College through May 13th.

Don't miss your chance to see, "Bittersweet Harvest," a bilingual (English/Spanish) exhibition from the Smithsonian explores the little-known story of the Bracero program; the largest guest worker program in U.S. history at Clovis Community College through May 13th.

The trailer for Me And Earl And The Dying Girl will lift you up, so it can crush you · It got great reviews at Sundance, read the book by Jesse Andrews first.

The trailer for Me And Earl And The Dying Girl will lift you up, so it can crush you

The trailer for Me And Earl And The Dying Girl will lift you up, so it can crush you · It got great reviews at Sundance, read the book by Jesse Andrews first.

Most of the Mexicans lived in temporary camps, which consisted of one-room wood dormitories or tents. The physical design of the mobile/temporary camps allowed them to be set up each season on unoccupied land at strategic agricultural sites, then later dismantled and stored during the winter. Not only were the camps mobile, they were also flexible in size so that anywhere from 100 to 800 men could be accommodated at any one time.

Most of the Mexicans lived in temporary camps, which consisted of one-room wood dormitories or tents. The physical design of the mobile/temporary camps allowed them to be set up each season on unoccupied land at strategic agricultural sites, then later dismantled and stored during the winter. Not only were the camps mobile, they were also flexible in size so that anywhere from 100 to 800 men could be accommodated at any one time.

The Mexican government composed a model contract that guaranteed Mexican workers certain rights named in the Mexican Political Constitution.No worker was allowed to leave for the United States without a contract, signed by an immigration official, which stated the rate of pay, work schedule, place of employment and other similar conditions. Thus, this became the first de facto Bracero Program between the two countries.

The Mexican government composed a model contract that guaranteed Mexican workers certain rights named in the Mexican Political Constitution.No worker was allowed to leave for the United States without a contract, signed by an immigration official, which stated the rate of pay, work schedule, place of employment and other similar conditions. Thus, this became the first de facto Bracero Program between the two countries.

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