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Harvesting Tomatoes in Rio Grande Valley | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Harvesting Tomatoes in Rio Grande Valley

Harvesting Tomatoes in Rio Grande Valley | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Migrant farm workers harvesting tomatoes in the Rio Grande Valley.<p>Obreros Unidos (United Workers) grew in Wisconsin during the 1960s and had deep roots in South Texas and Mexico. It was formed to deal with discrimination and oppression migrant farm workers were facing while working and living in Wisconsin and elsewhere along the journey to the North. In 1946, more than 4,000 farmworkers from Texas migrated to Wisconsin to cultivate and harvest vegetable and fruit crops. In 1961, 85 percent of about 18,000 migrant workers, including 5,000 children under age 16, were recruited from Texas to work in Wisconsin.<p>Cosechando jitomates en el Rio Grande Valley<p>Trabajadores agrícolas emigrantes cosechando jitomates en el Rio Grande Valley.<p>Obreros Unidos se desarrollo en Wisconsin durante los años 1960 y tenía raíces profundas en el sur de Texas y México. Fue fundado para combatir la discriminación y opresión que los trabajadores agrícolas emigrantes estaban sufriendo mientras trabajaban y vivían en Wisconsin y en otros lugares a lo largo de su viaje al norte. En 1946, más de 4,000 trabajadores agrícolas de Texas emigraron hacia Wisconsin para cultivar y cosechar vegetales y fruta. En 1961, 85 por ciento de aproximadamente 18,000 trabajadores emigrantes, incluyendo 5,000 niños menores de 16 años, fueron reclutados de Texas para trabajar en Wisconsin.</p>
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Migrant farm workers harvesting tomatoes in the Rio Grande Valley.

Obreros Unidos (United Workers) grew in Wisconsin during the 1960s and had deep roots in South Texas and Mexico. It was formed to deal with discrimination and oppression migrant farm workers were facing while working and living in Wisconsin and elsewhere along the journey to the North. In 1946, more than 4,000 farmworkers from Texas migrated to Wisconsin to cultivate and harvest vegetable and fruit crops. In 1961, 85 percent of about 18,000 migrant workers, including 5,000 children under age 16, were recruited from Texas to work in Wisconsin.

Cosechando jitomates en el Rio Grande Valley

Trabajadores agrícolas emigrantes cosechando jitomates en el Rio Grande Valley.

Obreros Unidos se desarrollo en Wisconsin durante los años 1960 y tenía raíces profundas en el sur de Texas y México. Fue fundado para combatir la discriminación y opresión que los trabajadores agrícolas emigrantes estaban sufriendo mientras trabajaban y vivían en Wisconsin y en otros lugares a lo largo de su viaje al norte. En 1946, más de 4,000 trabajadores agrícolas de Texas emigraron hacia Wisconsin para cultivar y cosechar vegetales y fruta. En 1961, 85 por ciento de aproximadamente 18,000 trabajadores emigrantes, incluyendo 5,000 niños menores de 16 años, fueron reclutados de Texas para trabajar en Wisconsin.

RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:90242
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 file
Original Format Number:1114000031
Original Dimensions:8392 X 6006 pixels
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Photograph published in: 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., and the Wisconsin Labor History website.
SUBJECTS
Field crops
Fields (Agriculture)
Fruit
Unions (labor)
Plants
Trees
Hats
Work clothes
Food industry and trade
Fields (Agriculture)
Farms
Hispanic Americans
Men
Outdoor photography
Women
Civil rights
Roads
Trucks
Agricultural laborers
Migrant labor

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