Join us for a book talk with author Karen Foresti Hempson and learn about eight true-life portrayals of the struggles of Italian immigrants or children of immigrants, all beginning their American lives as summer bean pickers.
In "Bean Pickers, American Immigrant Portraits," each person finds his/her way out of poverty through such avenues as baseball, bootlegging, or the military. Compelling personal stories of the early twentieth-century immigration wave, the Great Depression, and World War II are creatively brought to life as each character demonstrates his/her desperation, yet determination to seek a better life. Their experiences may serve as important reminders of the critical roles that immigrants played in building a strong and welcoming nation. Over one hundred authentic photos and documents are interspersed throughout this creative non-fiction book.
- Presented By: Cayuga Museum of History and Art and Case Research Lab
- Dates: April 26, 2019
- Location: Cayuga Museum of History and Art and Case Research Lab
- Address: 203 Genesee Street
- Phone: 315-253-8051
- Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
- Price: $5.00 for not yet members, museum members free
Literary Lunch at the Cayuga Museum
- 203 Genesee Street
- Auburn, NY 13021
- April 26, 2019
- Cayuga Museum of History and Art and Case Research Lab
- $5.00 for not yet members, museum members free