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.
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.
Join us for an author talk featuring Associate Professor Jessica Trounstine. Jessica will discuss her book, Segregation by Design, which draws on more than 100 years of quantitative and qualitative data from thousands of American cities to explore how local governments generate race and class segregation.
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