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Date: 1969 

Description: John Schmitt, AFL CIO president; Manuel Salas, labor contractor for Libby, McNeil and Libby; Cesar Chavez and Eliseo Medina sit together on a panel in Milw...

Date: 2015-11-10 

Description: A large crowd of protesters standing on the street outside the Republican presidential debate. The group are mostly college age, although a young boy is st...

Date: 1966 

Description: An Obreros Unidos (United Workers) member holding a sign, possibly like those in the background, that says "Juntarnos Para Ser Reconocidos/Hablar Para Ser...

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: 1969 

Description: Jorge Vasquez (wearing beret) discusses strategy with Fall River Canning Company workers after walkout. Children, youth and adults stand clustered in a cir...

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Description: Several young men (possibly auto shop students?) pose with a 1907 International Auto Wagon.

Date: 1966 

Description: A group of National Farm Workers Association members and supporters applauding rally speakers in front of Waushara County Courthouse. A march to the rally...

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...

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: 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...

Historical Essay

Mexicans in Wisconsin

Brief history of Mexicans in Wisconsin.

Date: 1966 

Description: A crowd of migrant workers listening to speakers at an Obreros Unidos (United Workers) rally in front of the Wautoma Courthouse. The rally's purpose is to...

Photograph

Demonstration Signs

Date: 1969 

Description: Obreros Unidos (United Workers) demonstrators painting signs at a Milwaukee rally. In the background, a man is painting the National Farmworker's (NFW) Azt...

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...

Historical Essay

20th Century Immigration

The History of Modern Immigration in Wisconsin

Discover the economic and cultural changes that brought new immigrants to Wisconsin in the 20th century.

Date: 1967 

Description: Jesus Salas, center, is the leader of Obreros Unidos (United Workers), a Chicano migrant workers' rights group started in the 1960s for the improvement of...

Date: 1967 

Description: At the center stands Father Antonio Gonzales, a former migrant worker from Rio Grande City, Texas, who is visiting his parents in Wautoma. In 1966, he led...

Date: 1967 

Description: Two men sitting in front of Hartford Store cucumber receiving station watch over polls on union election day. The ballot box is on the left side of the tab...

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: 1967 

Description: Farm worker Conrado Lopez, on strike against Libby, McNeill & Libby, displays his "Huelga! — NFWA" union button with its trademark black eagle symbol in a...

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