Immediately following World War II, more than 30,000 Black sharecroppers migrated to California's Central Valley. Coming from places like Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, and Mississippi, these migrants looked to escape the oppression of new-slavery tenant farming and the Jim Crow south.
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As part of the Black Migrants to the Central Valley 1960-1964 exhibit, the UC Merced Library and UC Merced Center for the Humanities are hosting exhibit photographer Ernest Lowe and film director Laurie Coyle for an event exploring the organizing struggles of migrant farmworkers in the 1960s.
"Features a diverse group of participants, each given the opportunity to experience firsthand a world that is the complete opposite of their own comfortable existence. As the participants learn...
Ernest Lowe: Black Migrants to the Central Valley, 1960-1964
On view January 22 - April 5, 2019
KL280, KL355, KL480
Immediately following World War II, more than 30,...