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 Community History Project


Oral History of Marcos Ramos

CGCC Education student, Esmeralda Mota, interviewed her father, Marcos Ramos, about his experiences as a Bracero Worker fall 2011. Mr. Ramos participated in the Bracero Worker Program from 1960-1964. He remembers the difficult experience of being processed at the border and living in crowded, sparse accommodations in California, where he picked tomatoes and oranges. Although his parents missed him in Mexico, they grew to appreciate the money he sent home each month. Mr. Ramos explains the best part of the program was "the opportunity to work and make money for my family."

 

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Click on the following links to access the oral history transcript

Marcos Ramos oral history

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marcos Ramos

Marcos Ramos (left) and fellow Bracero Worker

Marcos Ramos

Marcos Ramos in Bracero barracks

Fellow Bracero worker with Marcos Ramos in the middle and Manuel Romero
(Ramos' brother-in-law) on right