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"Solidarity of white, Mexican and negro striking cotton pickers won the victory.  Most of the white workers were from Jim Crow states, particularly Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri.  A great victory was achieved by leaders of Cannery and Agricultural Workers Industrial Union who succeeded in breaking down race prejudice, [as] whites, negros and Mexicans lived in same camps, ate together and fought together."

Image ID: 1800782

"Solidarity of white, Mexican and negro striking cotton pickers won the victory. Most of the white workers were from Ji... (1933)

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Image Title

:  "Solidarity of white, Mexican and negro striking cotton pickers won the victory. Most of the white workers were from Jim Crow states, particularly Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri. A great victory was achieved by leaders of Cannery and Agricultural Workers Industrial Union who succeeded in breaking down race prejudice, [as] whites, negros and Mexicans lived in same camps, ate together and fought together."

Additional Name(s)

: International Labor Defense -- Author

Depicted Date

: 1933

Medium

: Gelatin silver prints

Specific Material Type

: photographs

Item Physical Description

: b & w ; 12 x 7 cm.

Notes

: The Cannery and Agricultural Workers Industrial Union led labor strikes among cotton workers in California's Central Valley, the largest strike taking place near Corcoran, California, in October 1933.

Source

: International Labor Defense photograph collection.

Source Description

: 2281 items (4.3 cu. ft., 19 boxes)

Location

: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture / Photographs and Prints Division

Catalog Call Number

: Sc Photo International Labor Defense Collection

Digital ID

: 1800782

Record ID

: 1894862

Digital Item Published

: 9-10-2010; updated 3-25-2011

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