Margarita Lora's Passenger Ticket, 1961

Margarita Lora's Passenger Ticket, 1961

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After the Cuban Revolution, many parents feared for their children's futures under communism. This Pan American passenger ticket was used by eight year old Margarita Lora when she left Cuba for Miami, Florida on August 14, 1961 as part of Operation Pedro Pan, a program that airlifted over 14,000 unaccompanied Cuban children from Havana to the United States between 1960 and 1962.
Object Name
passenger ticket
date made
November 1960
Pan American Airlines
place made
United States
Associated Place
Cuba: La Habana, Havana
United States: Florida, Miami
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: 3 1/4 in x 7 11/16 in; 8.255 cm x 19.558 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Margarita Lora
Cold War
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Cultural and Community Life: Ethnic
Many Voices, One Nation
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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