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Texas Migrant Family

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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 to the right, wearing a cap, white shirt and jeans, leaning on the back of the truck with one arm on the truck and the other on his hip. He is looking at his young daughter who has her back to the camera and is wearing pigtails and holding a stick. The rest of the family is in front or inside the truck. A shoeless boy stands on the edge of the back of the truck looking into the camera.  This photograph is a part of Wisconsin-native David Giffey's series "Struggle for Justice," images from the migrant farm worker struggle including an independent organizing effort in Wisconsin and the nationwide grape boycott movement started by Cesar Chavez of United Farm Workers during the 1960s and 1970s. Many migrant farm laborers traveled from Texas to Wisconsin in search of seasonal field work. <p></p>Familia emigrante de Texas <p></p>Una familia de Texas temporalmente se establece en el condado de Waushara. Su camioneta blanca está estacionada enfrente de una área con pasto y una casa de madera. El padre está parado a la derecha, vistiendo una gorra, camisa blanca, y pantalón de mezclilla, inclinándose en la parte trasera de la camioneta con un brazo en la camioneta y el otro en sus caderas. Está mirando a su hija que tiene su espalda hacia la cámara, con dos trenzas a los lados, y deteniendo un palo. El resto de la familia está enfrente o adentro de la camioneta. Un niño sin zapatos está parado en la parte trasera de la camioneta y mirando hacia la cámara. Esta fotografía es parte de la serie "Lucha por la Justicia" tomada por David Giffey, originario de Wisconsin, las imágenes muestran la lucha de los trabajadores agrícolas emigrantes incluyendo un esfuerzo independiente organizado en Wisconsin y el movimiento nacional del boicot de uvas empezado por Cesar Chávez de la unión de campesinos o United Farm Workers durante los años 1960 y 1970.
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 to the right, wearing a cap, white shirt and jeans, leaning on the back of the truck with one arm on the truck and the other on his hip. He is looking at his young daughter who has her back to the camera and is wearing pigtails and holding a stick. The rest of the family is in front or inside the truck. A shoeless boy stands on the edge of the back of the truck looking into the camera. This photograph is a part of Wisconsin-native David Giffey's series "Struggle for Justice," images from the migrant farm worker struggle including an independent organizing effort in Wisconsin and the nationwide grape boycott movement started by Cesar Chavez of United Farm Workers during the 1960s and 1970s. Many migrant farm laborers traveled from Texas to Wisconsin in search of seasonal field work.

Familia emigrante de Texas

Una familia de Texas temporalmente se establece en el condado de Waushara. Su camioneta blanca está estacionada enfrente de una área con pasto y una casa de madera. El padre está parado a la derecha, vistiendo una gorra, camisa blanca, y pantalón de mezclilla, inclinándose en la parte trasera de la camioneta con un brazo en la camioneta y el otro en sus caderas. Está mirando a su hija que tiene su espalda hacia la cámara, con dos trenzas a los lados, y deteniendo un palo. El resto de la familia está enfrente o adentro de la camioneta. Un niño sin zapatos está parado en la parte trasera de la camioneta y mirando hacia la cámara. Esta fotografía es parte de la serie "Lucha por la Justicia" tomada por David Giffey, originario de Wisconsin, las imágenes muestran la lucha de los trabajadores agrícolas emigrantes incluyendo un esfuerzo independiente organizado en Wisconsin y el movimiento nacional del boicot de uvas empezado por Cesar Chávez de la unión de campesinos o United Farm Workers durante los años 1960 y 1970.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:91647
Creation Date: 1967
Creator Name:Giffey, David
City:Wautoma
County:Waushara
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:South Madison oral history project and migrant farmworker photographs, 1966-1971, 1999-2000
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:digital file
Original Format Number:1114000046
Original Dimensions:7784 X 5585 pixels
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Information about Wisconsin migrant labor and grape boycotts from: Salas, Jesus and Giffey, David. "Lucha por la justicia: Movimiento de los trabajadores migrantes en Wisconsin = Struggle for Justice: The Migrant Farm Worker Labor Movement in Wisconsin." David Giffey, Photos by. Madison, Wis.: Wisconsin Labor History Society; 1998. 15 p. Wisconsin Labor History Website: http://www.wisconsinlaborhistory.org/
SUBJECTS
Agriculture
Unions (labor)
Plants
Shrubs
Clothing and dress
Hats
Dwellings
Child labor
Economics
Food industry and trade
Cities and towns
Children and adults
Family
Hispanic Americans
Outdoor photography
Poor children
Portraits, Group
Civil rights
Trucks
Migrant labor

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