Migrant Experience Resources

A Day In The Life Of Migrant Workers During The Great Depression - Jaylin's Group4 - Google Sites


During the great depression, many immigrants came to the United States to look for a job. They were mostly hispanic or mexican american in ethnicity.They would take almost any opportunity to work that came to them. Most of the time their jobs were farming.

Memories Of A Former Migrant Worker : The Picture Show : NPR


Memories Of A Former Migrant Worker : The Picture Show In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, NPR producer Felix Contreras interviews his father, a former migrant worker, about labor leader Cesar ...

Bitter Harvest: LIFE With America's Migrant Workers, 1959 | Time.com


America has transformed its economic landscape (and has seen that landscape transformed by outside forces) so thoroughly in the past half-century that, to a large degree, today's workplace is a ...

Timeline of Agricultural Labor | NFWM


• 1952: Temporary guest worker visa program was made an official law as part of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). • 1962: Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta joined the organizing efforts of the Filipino farm workers and founded the National Farm Workers Association (later to become the United Farm Workers – UFW) in California. Their worker-led movement drew national attention to ...

A lesson from history about protecting migrant workers - PRI.org: It's your world. Jump in. | Public Radio International


This is how Cecil Roach’s June 1945 letter to US President Harry S. Truman, dictated to an unnamed typist, ends. Roach was a guest worker from Barbados recruited by the War Manpower Commission ...

Newsela | Bracero Program Brought Mexican Workers To U.S. in 1940s and '50s


U.S. recruits manual laborers from Mexico, beginning in the 1940s.

The Migrant Experience | Articles and Essays | Voices from the Dust Bowl: the Charles L. Todd and Robert Sonkin Migrant Worker Collection, 1940-1941 | Digital Collections | Library of Congress


A complex set of interacting forces both economic and ecological brought the migrant workers documented in this ethnographic collection to California. Following World War I, a recession led to a drop in the market price of farm crops and caused Great Plains farmers to increase their productivity through mechanization and the cultivation of more land.