Posted on 02/13/2008

Photo taken on January  1, 1940

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Agricultural Migrant Workers

Agricultural Migrant Workers
The New Deal's agricultural policies had the effect of dispossessing hundreds of thousands of black tenant farmers who traveled to areas where the demand for agricultural labor was high, but many ultimately migrated to urban areas.

'Freedom: A Photographic History of the African American Struggle.' by Phaidon