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A Local History of Migrant Labor

Wed, 06/08/2022 - 16:27
Construction is nearly complete at the new Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center, seen here in March.
Durell Godfrey

In the next installment of its Thinking Forward Lecture Series on Saturday at 4 p.m., the Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center's own history will be the topic. The center was established in the 1950s after a fire at a migrant labor camp killed two children of seasonal workers, and it remains dedicated to serving the children of working parents today with academic programs and after-school activities.

The Rev. Tisha Dixon Williams of the First Baptist Church of Bridgehampton, where the discussion will be held, will be the moderator. Speaking will be Mark A. Torres, the author of "Long Island Migrant Labor Camps: Dust for Blood."

Registration for the free talk is required and can be done by searching for "Thinking Forward Lecture Series" on The church is at 141 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike. Masks are required.

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