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Mon July 19, 2010
Garland Courts, Director of the Branigan Cultural Center
By Emily Guerra
July 19th, 2010 – On this edition of PUENTES, Emily Guerra bridges the community with Director of the Branigan Cultural Center, Garland Courts. During World War II, agreements were made between Mexico and the United States to recruit Mexican Men to Work on American farms in an Emergency Labor Program, also known as the Bracero program. Approximately two million Mexican Farm Laborers entered the largest guest worker program in U.S. history between 1942 and 1964. The bracero program is a part of the Smithsonian institution Traveling Exhibition and included in the Branigan Cultural Center s year-long 75th annual celebration.