Friday, April 29, 2011

Hispanic Contributions to U.S. Railroads to be Honored

Amtrak, in a partnership with the National Museum of American History, will feature an exhibit at Chicago Union Station that honors the contributions of thousands of Mexicans to the nation’s railroads on National Train Day, May 7, 2011.
The exhibit, open to the public from 11am to 4pm, will highlight the impact the Braceros had in the lives of Mexicans while they participated in the construction and maintenance of the railroads and include a display of tools that were used during that period, audio-visual images and excerpts of interviews with former Braceros. Continued

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