Labor and Laborers at The Huntington: A Work in Progress Discussion with Professor Natalia Molina (ICW)

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Distinguished scholar Natalia Molina joins Institute director William Deverell for a discussion of her current research into the labor history of The Huntington.  Focusing especially upon the Mexican workforce that has labored in the Huntington’s sprawling gardens for a century, Professor Molina delves deeply into the social and family history of multiple generations of Latino laborers.  Join us as this talented historian talks about the questions she brings to this project.  Who were these workers?  Where did they come from?  Where did they live?  How can the institution honor their fundamental contributions to building, tending, and caring for The Huntington’s famed garden landscapes?


Image: “Mexican worker near cereus specimen, February 1938,” courtesy The Huntington Library

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History, Institute on California and the West (ICW)
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