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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...

Lee una breva historia de Lucha por la Justicia para los Trabajadores Agrícolas.

Date: 1966 

Description: Jesus Salas addresses a rally at a podium in front of the Wisconsin State Capitol. Behind him are marchers who began the march from Wautoma and walked to M...

Date: 1966 

Description: Close-up portrait of a migrant farm worker listening to speeches at an Oberos Unidos (United Workers) pre-march rally at Waushara Courthouse. The march was...

Photograph

Rev. Barry Shaw

Date: 1966 

Description: Reverend Barry Shaw, of the Wisconsin Council of Churches, speaks at the microphone addressing a rally in Wautoma. Behind him are Jesus Salas and Salvador...

Date: 1967 

Description: A farm worker, facing camera, is sworn in before filing a claim for worker’s compensation at the Obreros Unidos union office in Wautoma in 1967. A voluntee...

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...

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: Two boys standing on the sidewalk are distributing "La Voz Mexicana" ("The Mexican Voice"), the official newspaper of Obreros Unidos (United Workers), a un...

Date: 1969 

Description: Fall River Canning Company's president William Evans stands in the center with migrant farm workers around him after their walkout.

Eighty workers of His...

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: 1967 

Description: A family from Texas temporarily settles in Waushara County. Their white truck is parked in front of a grassy area and wooden house. The father is standing...

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: 1966 

Description: A crowd of migrant workers, children and nuns attending at pre-march rally listening to Jesus Salas, union leader, speak in front of the Waushara County Co...

Date: 1967 

Description: Migrant farm workers testify at the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission (WERC) hearing after a strike in Bancroft. Seated on the left is Obreros Unid...

Date: 1967 

Description: A group of children of migrant worker families playing a ball game in a circle with an adult who has his back to the camera at a Waushara County Labor Camp...

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: 1967 

Description: Migrant farm workers meeting in Bancroft after a strike. There are four men wearing hats standing in front of a women's outhouse. Strikes in Wisconsin were...

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...

Date: 1961 

Description: Mrs. Shirley Mecha, regular teacher at Meadow Brook School, helps migrant students use resources in the "library corner".

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