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Braceros: Theme / Tema 6

This is the companion guide to the Braceros Exhibit in the William T. Young Library at the University of Kentucky in Spring 2019.

The Return

Though 10% of wages were to be sent to Mexican banks, many braceros never received these deposits, but they continued to fight for them in Mexican and US courts.


Braceros who worked on the US railroads are interviewed in front of the Banco del Ahorro Nacional, where they went to withdraw the savings that had accumulated while they worked in the US. Mexico City, c. 1945. HMCN/364-3. Digital impression. Archivo General de la Nación.

Braceros, photographed by the Hermanos Mayo

Braceros ferroviarios son entrevistados a las afueras del Banco del Ahorro Nacional, donde acudían a cobrar el fondo de ahorro que hubieran acumulado durante su estancia laboral en los Estados Unidos. Ciudad de México, c. 1945. HMCN/364-3. Impresión digital. Archivo General de la Nación.

Braceros, fotografiados por los Hermanos Mayo

La Vuelta

Aunque 10% de los salarios debían enviarse a los bancos mexicanos, muchos braceros nunca recibieron esos depósitos y continúan luchando por ellos en los tribunales mexicanos y estadounidenses.