Sandy Lillydahl Venceremos Brigade Photograph Collection

Lillydahl, Sandy (photographer)

Campesinos (one on horse) waving, 1970

"Campesinos, the rural peasants of Cuba. If our assigned cane fields were a long walk from the camp, we'd hitch rides with campesinos driving farm machinery, and we often saw them on their horses. When asked 'what has the revolution done for you?' they would invariably smile and say 'I can read.' Bundles of books strapped across the rear of their saddles indicated their continuing studies in adult education classes. The nationwide literacy campaign was one of the great early successes of the Cuban revolution, and we witnessed its popularity in the countryside."

Place:
Cuba
Extent:
1 photograph : 9 x 9 cm.
Language:
English
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Genre:
Location:
Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries
PH 056
Rights:
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Identifier:
muph056-b001-i012
Cite as:
Lillydahl, Sandy. Campesinos (one on horse) waving, 1970. Sandy Lillydahl Venceremos Brigade Photograph Collection (PH 056). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries
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