Operation Pedro Pan (Peter Pan) 1960-1962
Children from Cuba arrive at the Miami airport.
To learn more about the larger history of Cuban exiles and migration between the island and Florida, please click the link below to learn about María Cristina García's book, Havana USA: Cuban Exiles and Cuban Americans in South Florida, 1959-1994.
To learn more about this event in history, please consider this book: Operation Pedro Pan The Untold Exodus of 14,048 Cuban Children.
Many of the children who arrived were above the age of 12, such as this group of young women who lived at this facility in Florida City. Others were placed with foster families or attended boarding schools.
Backstory and Context