The Kennedy Center is pleased to host Braceros, an exhibition of photographs taken by the Mayo brothers of Mexican laborers recruited to work in the U.S. during and after World War II.
Please visit the exhibition in the Kennedy Center (Herald R. Clark Building; HRCB) during regular building hours.
Additional information regarding the original Braceros exhibition in Mexico City can be found on the PDF link in upper right corner of this page.
To learn more about the Bracero Program, see:
The Bracero History Archive
“Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program 1942–1964” (National Museum of American History)
“Opportunity or Exploitation: The Bracero Program” (National Museum of American History)
“Mexican Labor and World War II: The Bracero Program” (Digital Public Library of America)
Do you have a Bracero story? If you want to share a personal or family story of experiences with the Bracero program, please click here. Please include “Bracero Story” in the subject line of your message.