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Gallery view

1970

Lillydahl, Sandy

View of countryside from bus

Cuba - "This is how I love to remember Cuba's landscape, with the blue mountains, wide sky and reddish earth, a few homes and farms among the trees. Months after the second Brigade returned, we learned that despite all efforts, the harvest had not produce its goal of 10 million tons of sugar, but we had given it what we hope was our best. A succession of Venceremos Brigade contingents have since traveled to ... more

Sandy Lillydahl Venceremos Brigade Photograph Collection

1970

Lillydahl, Sandy

Lourdes Chateloin and Dulce, Cuban women who worked with Brigade #6

Aguacate (Cuba) - "Their orange Venceremos Brigade t-shirts are printed with crossed machetes and one red star for the one million arrobas of sugar cane cut by the first brigade (25 pounds = 1 arroba). At the end of our stay in Cuba, we were given shirts with 3 red stars. Because we had increased the Venceremos Brigade's output by another 2 million arrobas. Lourdes was from Jaguey Grande, a small town near Playa Giron ... more

Sandy Lillydahl Venceremos Brigade Photograph Collection

1970

Lillydahl, Sandy

Meriendas: Brigade members (Renato, Joe Griffin, Jane Krebs) on break in cane field

Aguacate (Cuba) - "Midway through 4 hour morning and afternoon work shifts, a pickup truck dropped off our meriendas (snacks). Meriendas were delicious and sweet: lime or mango yogurt, cake soaked in cane juice, soda tasting like bubble gum, bags of oranges, and always chunks of sugar cane we cut ourselves. After an ox ate another brigade's merienda, we were quick to collect and enjoy ours. From the left are: Renato, J... more

Sandy Lillydahl Venceremos Brigade Photograph Collection

1970

Lillydahl, Sandy

University of Santiago: student dormitory

Santiago de Cuba (Cuba) - "We stayed in this building during our visit to Santiago de Cuba. The dorm was light and airy inside, and was named after a late hero of the revolution, Camilo Cienfuegos. The buildings in this university were being designed and built by faculty and students who combined work with study. Some friends from Brigade 6 and I were invited by a student to visit his computer center. After we admired the comp... more

Sandy Lillydahl Venceremos Brigade Photograph Collection

1970

Lillydahl, Sandy

Cuban house, suburban Havana

Havana (Cuba) - "Havana began and ended our trip to Cuba. Towards the end of our trip we learned that a right wing congressman was trying to introduce a bill to ban our return to the US. Nothing came of it... Everyone who went on the Venceremos Brigade was investigated by the FBI, whose agents made attempts to interview each one of us every 3 months. I never agreed to engage in these interviews, but I may have unknow... more

Sandy Lillydahl Venceremos Brigade Photograph Collection

1970

Lillydahl, Sandy

Eva Mondon cutting cane

Aguacate (Cuba) - "We cut sugar cane in pairs, each machetero following two rows of cane through the field. The leafy tops were slashed off and discarded on the sides of the rows, and the remaining canes were cut and stacked in piles to await pick up by the alzadora crews in trucks or ox wagons. The Cubans issued each of us thick blue grey work shirts, work pants, heavy gloves, straw hats, and work boots if we needed t... more

Sandy Lillydahl Venceremos Brigade Photograph Collection

1970

Lillydahl, Sandy

Brigade members in cane field

Cuba - "Traveling through Cuba, our bus convoy stopped every now and then by a cane field and a bullhorn would announce 'Peepee caca, cinquo minute.' A general exodus from the buses started climbing down and up through the ditches, over and through barbed wire fences to reach the scant privacy of the cane stalks. At one memorable stop a feisty bull had the run of an open alley between the fence and the sugar... more

Sandy Lillydahl Venceremos Brigade Photograph Collection

1970

Lillydahl, Sandy

Isla de la Juventud: tractors

Isla de la Juventud (Cuba) - "An all-girls' tractor driving school treated us to rides on their tractors. Cuban students wore uniforms, usually grey and blue, but these girls' uniforms included bright red pants. The visit was quite a revelation to us Americans. The women's liberation movement was in its early stages back home and we'd never seen anything like this school where teenage girls laughed and joked as they skillfully dr... more

Sandy Lillydahl Venceremos Brigade Photograph Collection

1970

Lillydahl, Sandy

Meriendas: Mary (Cuban member), unidentified Brigade member, Elsie Morales, and Jay on snack break in cane field

Aguacate (Cuba) - "The red and white tin held squares of sweet cake... Mary was from Havana and had a small daughter whom she visited on weekends. We were each told to bring a metal file to Cuba to use in sharpening our machetes. One by one the files got lost in the fields until Jay possessed the only remaining file in Brigade 6. He kept it strapped to his belt, and we'd take turns sitting next to him to use it. Jay be... more

Sandy Lillydahl Venceremos Brigade Photograph Collection

1970

Lillydahl, Sandy

New England Brigade #6 members in camp, Aguacate, Cuba

Aguacate (Cuba) - "A long line of buses brought us to our campamiento or work came in Aguacate, a small town southeast of Havana. We were divided into small work brigades by region. The two New England brigades were #5 and #6. We shared 2 tents, one for men and one for women. Photo 2 shows most of Brigade #6 in front of one of our large canvas tents. The gravel floored tents were lined w... more

Sandy Lillydahl Venceremos Brigade Photograph Collection