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The Hidden History of Long Island Migrant Labor Camps

October 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Long Island Migrant Labor Camps: Dust for Blood is the riveting true and only account of the history of the migratory labor system practiced on Long Island during the 20th century including the migrant labor camps in Suffolk County from their inception during World War II, through their heyday in 1960, and culminating with their steady decline towards the end of the 20th century. The book’s author will discuss in great detail the dark history of the camps including the human suffering of the camps’ inhabitants; the cause and effect of the camps; and the factors which led to their eventual decline. Mr. Torres will also cover the heroic efforts of those who were critics of the camps and fought to improve the lives of migrant workers on the eastern end of Long Island during this time period.

This virtual  lecture is present by author  Mark Torres on  Monday, October 4, 2021.

While there is no fee for this one-day class, advance registration is still required by emailing smccollum@fi.k12.ny.us or see link to registration form below.


About the Author

Shoshanna M.

Shoshanna McCollum is editor of Fire Island News. Author of two books, and award-winning journalist for multiple Fire Island and South Shore Long Island publications since 2000, she resides year round on Fire Island with her husband and many cats.


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