34 results found for: subject:"Venceremos Brigade--Photographs"

Gallery view

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

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

1970 July 12

Rice, Barbara

Postcard of Renato, Cuban jefe of work brigade, seated on bench (postcard from Sandra Rice inviting Lillydahl to festival on Cambridge Common

Cambridge (Mass.) - "The card mentions a July 26 celebration on Cambridge Common in honor of the Cuban Revolution. Barbara and I participated with other returned Brigadistas in a guerilla theater skit on Cuban revolutionary history. The photo is Renato, the Cuban jefe (chief or leader) of our work brigade. Renato was from Oriente province and introduced us to the Oriente accent and Cuban leadership style.... more

Sandy Lillydahl Venceremos Brigade Photograph Collection

1970

Lillydahl, Sandy

Brigade members arriving in Havana Harbor

Havana (Cuba) - "Taken the morning we reached Havana Harbor. A small launch filled with Cuban Venceremos Brigade staff motored out to greet us and accompany us to the pier. It was the first time we saw the orange shirts of the Venceremos Brigade."

Sandy Lillydahl Venceremos Brigade Photograph Collection

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

Traveling to Topes de Collante in the Escambray Mountains

Topes de Collante (Cuba) - "Traveling to Topes de Collante in the Escambray Mountains, he road was so steep and twisting that our buses proceeded upwards at timed intervals. Half way up we stopped to have buckets of water thrown over the bus engines to cool them down."

Sandy Lillydahl Venceremos Brigade Photograph Collection

1970

Lillydahl, Sandy

Playa Giron (Bay of Pigs): Lunchtime

Playa Giron (Cuba) - "We had lunch at a workers' resort, and a Cuban entertainer is shown dancing on a beam. Throughout our time in Cuba we were treated to many different kinds of Cuban music and dance, from the National Ballet's Yoruba dancing and a China band, to the camp 'cultural event' dances and the continual late night Cuban-American conga drumming sessions. We were awakened in the mornings by a loudspeaker blastin... more

Sandy Lillydahl Venceremos Brigade Photograph Collection

1970

Lillydahl, Sandy

Brigade members gathered around a pool

Cuba - "One lunch stop was at an idyllic retreat formerly owned by Batista. This fresh water swimming pool was built so that a small river could flow in one end and out the other. There was a political and often historic reason connected with each of our tour stops. One morning we unexpectedly encountered armed Cuban soldiers as we climbed on each of our buses. After a few minutes of uncomfortable whispering... more

Sandy Lillydahl Venceremos Brigade Photograph Collection