Operation Pedro Pan

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Imagine leaving your homeland, not knowing if you will ever return, to live in a foreign country by yourself: no family, no possessions, no idea where you may end up; and all before puberty.That was the reality for the more than 14,000 unaccompanied Cuban boys and girls who left their homeland to come to the United States in what became the largest recorded child refugee exodus in the Western Hemisphere, which lasted from 1960-1962.“I think it’s impossible for most people to understand how utterly frightening this was,” recalled Tony Argiz, one of the many children sent away from his parents and family in pursuit of freedom at age 9. “Remember, most of us had no idea if we were ever going to see our families again. And we were too young to understand why we were being sent away.”With the support of Operation Pedro Pan Group, Inc., the organization that connects the children of the Pedro Pan exodus and preserves its artifacts and memories, this exhibition documents the emotional journey these children - and their families - underwent to escape indoctrination.The exhibition not only displays the artifacts but also tell the story of how these families came to make this life-changing decision and what became of the children. Using video testimonials, private letters and journals and hundreds a photographs, the exhibition will take visitors on a journey from Cuba to Miami and beyond; giving visitors a glimpse of the children’s past, the camps they lived in once they reached the United States through recreated environments.With the support of a grant from the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, Operation Pedro Pan: The Cuban Children’s Exodus is on view from June 26, 2015 – January 17, 2016

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Operation Pedro Pan HistoryMiami Main address: HistoryMiami 101 West Flagler Street FL 33130 Miami, United states HistoryMiami 101 West Flagler Street FL 33130 Miami, United states Imagine leaving your homeland, not knowing if you will ever return, to live in a foreign country by yourself: no family, no possessions, no idea where you may end up; and all before puberty.That was the reality for the more than 14,000 unaccompanied Cuban boys and girls who left their homeland to come to the United States in what became the largest recorded child refugee exodus in the Western Hemisphere, which lasted from 1960-1962.“I think it’s impossible for most people to understand how utterly frightening this was,” recalled Tony Argiz, one of the many children sent away from his parents and family in pursuit of freedom at age 9. “Remember, most of us had no idea if we were ever going to see our families again. And we were too young to understand why we were being sent away.”With the support of Operation Pedro Pan Group, Inc., the organization that connects the children of the Pedro Pan exodus and preserves its artifacts and memories, this exhibition documents the emotional journey these children - and their families - underwent to escape indoctrination.The exhibition not only displays the artifacts but also tell the story of how these families came to make this life-changing decision and what became of the children. Using video testimonials, private letters and journals and hundreds a photographs, the exhibition will take visitors on a journey from Cuba to Miami and beyond; giving visitors a glimpse of the children’s past, the camps they lived in once they reached the United States through recreated environments.With the support of a grant from the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, Operation Pedro Pan: The Cuban Children’s Exodus is on view from June 26, 2015 – January 17, 2016 Book tickets