Hart-Celler Act


October 10, 2015 3:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Smithsonian National Museum of American History, 14th St and Constitution Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20001, United States

The display marks the 50th anniversary of the Act and among the selection of Latino-related artifacts are a child’s purse brought from Cuba in the early 1960s and a child’s shirt worn by a Cuban boy who was part of the Operation Pedro Pan that brought minors to the U.S. after Fidel Castro came to power; a United Farm Workers pin; and a 1960s record album by the first meringue band to release a U.S. record marketed to immigrants from the Dominican Republic .