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Pedro Pan

August 31, 2016

Pedro Pan letter

Operation Pedro Pan is the largest recorded exodus of unaccompanied minors to date. The humanitarian effort was started by Cuban families and Catholic Charities Miami. Under the leadership of Father Walsh and funded by the United States, Operation Peter Pan brought children from Cuba to Miami, Florida, from 1960-1962.

In this podcast hear from Curator Steve Velasquez, who was a part of the initiative to collect Cuban migration history, and Program in Latino History and Culture intern, Wanda Hernández.