Boy Strikes Against Libby, McNeill & Libby, Inc. | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Boy Strikes Against Libby, McNeill & Libby, Inc.

Boy Strikes Against Libby, McNeill & Libby, Inc. | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
A nine-year old Jamaican boy wearing a backwards cap, plaid jacket, jeans, and sneakers. He is holding two buckets and is looking at the camera. He is joining a strike against Libby, McNeill & Libby, Inc. Behind him are other migrant farm laborers working in the fields of Central Wisconsin.<p>In 1942-1964, more than 4 million Mexican workers entered the U.S. for temporary employment under the Bracero Program which was an agreement between the U.S. and Mexico. The agreement was created in response to a lobby from growers in western states who anticipated labor shortages during World War II and the Korean War. Wisconsin's migrant labor force included workers from Jamaica, Barbados, Bahama, Honduras and prisoners of war from Germany and Italy.<p>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 oganizing 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>Un niño hace huelga contra Libby, McNeill & Libby, Inc.<p>Un niño jamaiquino de 9 años de edad, vistiendo una gorra hacia atrás, una chaqueta con cuadros, un pantalón de mezclilla, y unos zapatos estilo tenis. Él está uniéndose a una huelga contra Libby, McNeill & Libby, Inc. Detrás de él hay otros obreros agrícolas emigrantes trabajando en los campos del centro de Wisconsin. Entre 1942-1964, más de 4 millones de trabajadores mexicanos entraron a los Estados Unidos para trabajar temporalmente bajo el programa de Braceros, el cual era un acuerdo entre los Estados Unidos y México. El acuerdo fue creado a causa de presión de parte de productores de los estados del oeste del país que anticipaban una escasez de trabajadores durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial y la guerra en Corea. La fuerza laboral emigrante de Wisconsin incluía trabajadores de Jamaica, Barbados, Bahamas, Honduras, y prisioneros de guerra de Alemania e Italia. 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.</p?
DESCRIPTION
A nine-year old Jamaican boy wearing a backwards cap, plaid jacket, jeans, and sneakers. He is holding two buckets and is looking at the camera. He is joining a strike against Libby, McNeill & Libby, Inc. Behind him are other migrant farm laborers working in the fields of Central Wisconsin.

In 1942-1964, more than 4 million Mexican workers entered the U.S. for temporary employment under the Bracero Program which was an agreement between the U.S. and Mexico. The agreement was created in response to a lobby from growers in western states who anticipated labor shortages during World War II and the Korean War. Wisconsin's migrant labor force included workers from Jamaica, Barbados, Bahama, Honduras and prisoners of war from Germany and Italy.

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 oganizing 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.

Un niño hace huelga contra Libby, McNeill & Libby, Inc.

Un niño jamaiquino de 9 años de edad, vistiendo una gorra hacia atrás, una chaqueta con cuadros, un pantalón de mezclilla, y unos zapatos estilo tenis. Él está uniéndose a una huelga contra Libby, McNeill & Libby, Inc. Detrás de él hay otros obreros agrícolas emigrantes trabajando en los campos del centro de Wisconsin. Entre 1942-1964, más de 4 millones de trabajadores mexicanos entraron a los Estados Unidos para trabajar temporalmente bajo el programa de Braceros, el cual era un acuerdo entre los Estados Unidos y México. El acuerdo fue creado a causa de presión de parte de productores de los estados del oeste del país que anticipaban una escasez de trabajadores durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial y la guerra en Corea. La fuerza laboral emigrante de Wisconsin incluía trabajadores de Jamaica, Barbados, Bahamas, Honduras, y prisioneros de guerra de Alemania e Italia. 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:91644
Creation Date: 1967
Creator Name:Giffey, David
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County:
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:1114000044
Original Dimensions:4583 X 6603 pixels
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Information about Wisconsin Migrant Labor 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., and the Wisconsin Labor History website.
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Implements, utensils, etc.
Rural areas
Agriculture
Fields (Agriculture)
Unions (labor)
Plants
Coats
African Americans
Hats
Children
Immigrants
Outdoor photography
Poor children
Civil rights
Migrant labor
Shoes
Work clothes
Child labor
Economics
Food industry and trade

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