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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division

Russell Lee/Farm Security Administration

Young Migrant Worker

The migrant workers' conditions were deplorable. They lived in overcrowded, dilapidated cabins. Children followed their family and often worked full time.

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Image ID: 1211909
Title: Corner of room of living quarters provided for Negro strawberry pickers near Independence, Louisiana, April 1939.
Source: Russell Lee.
Name: Lee, Russell (1903- ) - Photographer
Name: United States. Farm Security Administration () - Sponsor
Created: April 1939
Location: Photographs and Prints Division, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Subjects: African American agricultural laborers
African American boys
African Americans -- Housing
Glass kerosene lamps
Independence (La.)
Interiors
Shoes

Keywords: Children - United States
Great Migration, 1940-1970
Housing - United States
Migrant Workers
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