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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

Isla de la Juventud

Isla de la Juventud (Cuba) - "Formerly known as Isle of Pines. We took a ferry boat to the Isla de la Juventud, supplied with tamarind pods to prevent sea sickness. Disembarking, we were greeted by a crowd cheering and throwing handfuls of candy at us. The Isla was a designated experimental area to discover whether it was possible to have a truly communist society in which everyone would work and receive what they needed to live.... more

Sandy Lillydahl Venceremos Brigade Photograph Collection

1970

Lillydahl, Sandy

Isla de la Juventud: prison complex where Fidel Castro was held

Isla de la Juventud (Cuba) - "This photo shows the prison complex where Fidel Castro was jailed for several years under the Batista regime. After the revolution Fidel wanted it to be transformed into a school or hotel, but the round building retained its ominous atmosphere and was left as a memorial."

Sandy Lillydahl Venceremos Brigade Photograph Collection