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African American group in bean field
African American group in bean field
TitleAfrican American group in bean field
Date1947
Description/NotesA group of African-Americans working in a bean field near Scappoose, Oregon, led by Rev. M. C. Cheek of Guilds Lake Community Church, 1947. After the war ended, many African-Americans previously employed in Portland's shipyards sought farm work. Although relatively few in number, they were segregated into their own work platoons. Some farmers refused to employ them.
SubjectAfrican Americans
Agricultural laborers
Group portraits
Agriculture
Geographic SubjectColumbia County (Ore.)
Object TypeImage
Original FormatNegatives
Item NumberP120:2594
Original CollectionExtension and Experiment Station Communications
RestrictionsPermission to use must be obtained from the Oregon Multicultural Archives, OSU Special Collections & Archives Research Center.
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