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Date: 1967 

Description: The man standing in a suit and dark tie with glasses to the left is Charles Heymanns, international organizer for AFL-CIO. Seated to his right in a light s...

Date: 2015-11-10 

Description: Three men are standing amongst the protesters outside the Republican presidential debate. The man on the right is wearing a Wisconsin Badgers sweatshirt....

Historical Essay

Migrant Workers' Bunk Beds

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Bunk beds used by the Contreras family, Mexican-American migrant workers, in Wautoma, Wisconsin, 1970s-1980s. (Museum object #1999.16.1A-G)

Date: 1966 

Description: Wisconsin agricultural labor union Oberos Unidos founder Jesús Salas addressing a rally crowd from a podium after a farm worker demonstration. The crowd is...

Date: 1967 

Description: Cesar Chavez, the leader of United Farm Workers, is standing at the center of the photograph surrounded by members of the press. Behind him is a photograph...

Date: 2015-11-10 

Description: Numerous protest groups, including the Overpass Light Brigade, and the Student Union Movement, are forming a ring around young protesters as they are lying...

Photographer David Giffey Captures Details of Migrant Worker Life

Learn about migrant worker life in Wisconsin and Texas captured by Wisconsin-born photojournalist David Giffey.

Date: 1966 

Description: A series of images from a contact sheet containing scenes of Obreros Unidos (United Workers) leaving Wautoma and marching towards Madison along Highway 21...

Date: 1970 

Description: Migrant farm workers harvesting tomatoes in the Rio Grande Valley.

Obreros Unidos (United Workers) grew in Wisconsin during the 1960s and had deep roots...

Date: 1969 

Description: At the center of the photograph is Ricardo Enriquez of Mercedes, Texas. He is at a grape boycott picket with other students.

Grape boycotts in Wis...

Date: 1967 

Description: A central Wisconsin labor camp consisting of a row of wooden framed building with asphalt siding which housed migrant laborers. At the center, three childr...

Photograph

Picking Cucumbers

Date: 1970-08 

Description: Mrs. Matias Perez and her daughter empty buckets of cucumbers picked into burlap bags.

Date: 1968 

Description: Francisco Rodriguez of Crystal City, Texas is picketing a Wautoma grocery store during the grape boycott in 1968. Grape boycotts in Wisconsin were organize...

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Description: Jesus Avila of Ballet Folklorico in broad-brimmed hat and suit with side-seam decoration on the trousers claps and dances with children in a gymnasium, pro...

Date: 1966 

Description: Jesus Salas, in a white shirt and standing in front of the microphone with his arm raised, addresses a rally at the top of the steps in front of Waushara C...

Date: 1967 

Description: Ground-level view of workers cultivating a cucumber field with hand tools.

Cultivación de pepinos

Vista desde el suelo de unos trabajadore...

Date: 1970 

Description: A woman holding a bucket and wearing a covering over her head, a checkered long sleeve shirt, pants, and gloves. She is standing behind crates of Roma toma...

Date: 2015-11-10 

Description: A large crowd of men and women standing outside the Republican presidential debate holding signs, banners, and flags. Most of the signs read: "Black lives...

Date: 1966 

Description: Marchers of Obreros Unidos (United Workers) leaving Wautoma and walking towards Madison along Highway 21 to petition lawmakers to hold farms and food indus...

Date: 1967 

Description: On the right, Jesus Salas, leader of Obreros Unidos (United Workers), Wisconsin's migrant farm worker union. On the left, John Schmitt, president of the AF...

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