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VIRTUAL: Long Island Migrant Labor Camps: Dust for Blood

 

Tuesday, September 14, 7:00 PM

 

  

Registration will be open until 9/14/2021 7:00 PM

 

The registration period has closed for this event.

 

Spaces Remaining: 92


Details

Attorney and author Mark A. Torres reveals the dreadful history of the migrant labor camps from their inception to their peak. During World War II, a group of potato farmers opened the first migrant labor camp in Suffolk County to house farmworkers from Jamaica. Over the next twenty years, more than one hundred camps of various sizes would be built throughout the region. Thousands of migrant workers were lured to Eastern LI with promises of good wages and decent housing, only to be cheated out of pay, housed in deadly conditions and preyed on by corrupt camp operators. 


Requirements

Connetquot Public Library membership

 


 

18 & Over

 


 


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Note: Upon registration, your confirmation email will include a Zoom invitation to join the meeting.