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‘The world of Cesar Chavez’ presentation

Tracing the last years of the Bracero Program and the rise of a new farm worker movement in rural California after 1965, Stephen Pitti, professor of history and American studies at Yale University, will explore how activists debated the rights of Mexican field workers, sparking new cultural and institutional activism in, "From Braceros to Civil Rights: The World of Cesar Chavez," on Thursday, Feb. 27.

The presentation is part of the Smithsonian Institution’s traveling exhibit, “Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program, 1942-1964,” which will be on display at Northwestern University now through March. Other events will take place, which are related to Latin American immigration to the United States. 

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