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Transporting Migrant Workers

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Chicano migrant farm workers being transported to a field on a cold Texas winter morning on the back of a truck.  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>Transporte para trabajadores emigrantes <p></p>Transporte para trabajadores agrícolas emigrantes de origen chicano detrás de un camión yendo hacia un campo durante una mañana fría de invierno en Texas. 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. Muchos obreros agrícolas emigrantes viajaban desde Texas hacia Wisconsin en busca de trabajo temporal en los campos.
DESCRIPTION
Chicano migrant farm workers being transported to a field on a cold Texas winter morning on the back of a truck. 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.

Transporte para trabajadores emigrantes

Transporte para trabajadores agrícolas emigrantes de origen chicano detrás de un camión yendo hacia un campo durante una mañana fría de invierno en Texas. 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. Muchos obreros agrícolas emigrantes viajaban desde Texas hacia Wisconsin en busca de trabajo temporal en los campos.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:91699
Creation Date: 1970
Creator Name:Giffey, David
City:Rio Grande Valley
County:
State:Texas
Collection Name:South Madison oral history project and migrant farmworker photographs, 1966-1971, 1999-2000
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:digital temp
Original Format Number:1114000048
Original Dimensions:unknown
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)
Coats
Hats
Work clothes
Hats
Hispanic Americans
Men
Outdoor photography
Women
Civil rights
Trucks
Agricultural laborers
Migrant labor

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