Natalia Molina, Distinguished Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity at USC, joins William Deverell, director of the Huntington–USC Institute on California and the West for a discussion of Molina's current research into the labor history of The Huntington. Focusing especially upon the Mexican workforce that has labored in The Huntington's sprawling gardens for a century, Distingished Professor Molina delves deeply into the social and family history of multiple generations of Latino laborers. Join us as this talented historian talks about the questions she brings to this project. Who were these workers? Where did they come from? Where did they live? How can the institution honor their fundamental contributions to building, tending, and caring for The Huntington's famed garden landscapes?
The program is presented by the Huntington–USC Institute on California and the West.