Nuestro South Podcast

Episode #3 - When getting help from La Patria was really a thing

May 14, 2019 Season 1 Episode 3
Nuestro South Podcast
Episode #3 - When getting help from La Patria was really a thing
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Nuestro South Podcast
Episode #3 - When getting help from La Patria was really a thing
May 14, 2019 Season 1 Episode 3
Nuestro South Podcast
Show Notes

Back in the 1950s, hundreds of thousands of Mexican men came to Arkansas to pick cotton, on contracts negotiated by the Mexican and U.S. governments. Today we meet Angel Cano, a licenciado Mexico sent over to protect them from wage theft, discrimination, and other troubles. Señor Cano even had some success, some of the time. It seems crazy to us that these migrantes trusted their patria enough to ask for help all the way from Arkansas. Qué opinas?


To learn more about Mexicanos in Arkansas 1940s-60s, check out: https://corazondedixie.org/chapter-3/


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