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Latino History and Lemonade

Posted on May 26, 2017 by in The OFI Blog

Latino Museum Studies Program Fellow, Steven Moreno-Terrill, gives his presentation on the Highland citrus industry.

Steven Moreno-Terrill is a University of California, Riverside (UCR) graduate student in public history studying early twentieth century Mexican immigration and community reform in Riverside, California. As a former Smithsonian Latino Museum Studies Program (LMSP) fellow, Moreno-Terrill researched the history of Spanish-language television in the U.S. Currently, he is working on the Relevancy and History Pilot Project at California Citrus State Historic Park as a Public Humanities Fellow through a partnership with UCR and California State Parks.

Recently, Moreno-Terrill gave a presentation titled “Camp Life and Community: Braceros in the Inland Empire Citrus Industry” at the Highland Area Historical Society. The program discussed aspects of the Pilot Project concerning the collection of citrus-related oral histories, as well as Moreno-Terrill’s recent research on the Bracero Program and labor camps in the region.

You can learn more about Steven Moreno-Terrill’s studies and the Highland citrus industry in a recent Redlands Daily Facts post here.