Fighters on the Farm Front: Oregon's Emergency farm Labor, 1943-1947

African American group in bean field

Dublin Core

Title

African American group in bean field

Subject

African Americans
Agricultural laborers

Description

A 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.

Source

Extension and Experiment Station Communications

Date

1947-00-00

Rights

Permission to use must be obtained from the OSU Archives.

Format

Negatives

Language

English

Type

Image

Identifier

Coverage

Scappoose, Oregon
Columbia County, Oregon

Citation

“African American group in bean field,” Special Collections & Archives Research Center, accessed August 19, 2022, http://scarc.library.oregonstate.edu/omeka/items/show/5506.