Sandy Lillydahl Venceremos Brigade Photograph Collection

Lillydahl, Sandy (photographer)

Brigade members in cane field, 1970

"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 cane. We had to time our crossovers to coincide with the bull's charges in the opposite direction. One Brigadista caught her bright purple pants suit on the top strand of barbed wire, and was stuck for some intense moments while the bull charged and the crowd on the buses yelled and cheered as rescuers managed to yank her to safety in the nick of time."

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-i025
Cite as:
Lillydahl, Sandy. Brigade members in cane field, 1970. Sandy Lillydahl Venceremos Brigade Photograph Collection (PH 056). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries
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