Children of Pedro Pan–Cuban exodus of unaccompanied children
First, I must state that I love your show! I think it might be quite interesting to do a story about the children of Pedro Pan–from December 1960 to October 1962, more than fourteen thousand Cuban youths arrived alone in the United States. What is now known as Operation Pedro Pan was the largest recorded exodus of unaccompanied minors in the Western Hemisphere. My brother and I were Pedro Pan children. Albeit we were reunited with our parents, we were totally removed from our roots, our heritage, our families.
If you are not familiar with the history, you can find information at http://pedropan.org/category/history
I would love to find out more about my heritage, particularly given the conditions in the island, and the lack of communication with long lost relatives. I attach some photos of the log when my brother and I arrived in Miami in 1962, a family tree I have tried to create, as well as a photo of the day we left Cuba.
Thank you for attention, and keep up this fantastic show!