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Strikers in Cucumber Field

Strikers in Cucumber Field | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
A group of young migrant farm laborers leaving a cucumber field in a Chevy station wagon for a union rally in Portage. Three children are looking at the camera.  <p></p> This photograph is a part of Wisconsin-native David Giffey's series "Struggle for Justice," images from the migrant farm worker struggle during 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 where cucumbers were a major crop. <p></p>Huelguistas en un campo de pepino <p></p>Un grupo de jóvenes obreros agrícolas emigrantes dejan un campo de pepino en una furgoneta Chevy para ir a una manifestación en Portage. Tres niños miran 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 durante 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, en los cuales pepino era muy importante.
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A group of young migrant farm laborers leaving a cucumber field in a Chevy station wagon for a union rally in Portage. Three children are looking at the camera.

This photograph is a part of Wisconsin-native David Giffey's series "Struggle for Justice," images from the migrant farm worker struggle during 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 where cucumbers were a major crop.

Huelguistas en un campo de pepino

Un grupo de jóvenes obreros agrícolas emigrantes dejan un campo de pepino en una furgoneta Chevy para ir a una manifestación en Portage. Tres niños miran 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 durante 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, en los cuales pepino era muy importante.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:91708
Creation Date: 1967
Creator Name:Giffey, David
City:Portage
County:Columbia
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:1114000054
Original Dimensions:6684 X 3286 pixels
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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
Field crops
Fields (Agriculture)
Unions (labor)
Clothing and dress
Coats
Child labor
Food industry and trade
Land use, Rural
Children and adults
Hispanic Americans
Outdoor photography
Civil rights
Automobiles
Migrant labor

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