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January 2019

MERCED– Ernest Lowe: Black Migrants to the Central Valley, 1960-1964

January 9 @ 8:00 amApril 5 @ 5:00 pm
Kolligian Library, UC Merced, 5200 N. Lake Road, #275
Merced, 95343
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Black Migrant to the Central Valley. Photo by Ernest Lowe

Photograph by Ernest Lowe MERCED-- Immediately following World War II, more than 30,000 Black sharecroppers migrated to California's Central Valley. Coming from places like Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, and Mississippi, these migrants looked to escape the oppression of new-slavery tenant farming and the Jim Crow south. These migrants established their communities in the shadows of the giant farms of the Central Valley, but soon found themselves without work as industrial agriculture took root, and mechanization further decimated the number of available…

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February 2019

MERCED– Exhibit Reception: Ernest Lowe: Black Migrants to the Central Valley, 1960-1964

February 1 @ 4:30 pm6:00 pm
Kolligian Library, UC Merced, 5200 N. Lake Road, #275
Merced, 95343
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Black Migrant to the Central Valley. Photo by Ernest Lowe

Photograph by Ernest Lowe MERCED– Exhibit Reception for Ernest Lowe: Black Migrants to the Central Valley, 1960-1964 Immediately following World War II, more than 30,000 Black sharecroppers migrated to California’s Central Valley. Coming from places like Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, and Mississippi, these migrants looked to escape the oppression of new-slavery tenant farming and the Jim Crow south. These migrants established their communities in the shadows of the giant farms of the Central Valley, but soon found themselves without work as…

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