The Plight of Pepito

Wednesday, October 15 2014

6:30 PM-9:00 PM

Join us as we revisit WTVJ’s 1961 news special that examined the rapidly growing community of Cuban exiles in Miami. Focusing on 6-year-old “Pepito,” a newly arrived refugee, the broadcast followed the boy and his parents as they sought shelter and support in their new home and encountered the challenges faced by Miami’s Cuban exiles.

The Wolfson Archives will screen a rare kinescope of the live broadcast, along with related film and video. The real Pepito, Orlando Lopez, will be present for a discussion of his participation in the show.

For more information, call 305-237-7731 or email [email protected].

Complimentary parking is available in the Wolfson Campus parking garage (Building 7) 

on N.E. Second Avenue with entrances on N.E. Fifth and Sixth Streets. 

Please print and present this invitation to the garage attendant.

Miami-Dade College - Wolfson Campus

300 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL, 33132

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