African American men getting ready to burn a cane field - Pahokee, Florida

African American men getting ready to burn a cane field - Pahokee, Florida


Image Number

  • FA2944

Year

  • 1986

Date Note

  • Photographed on November 8, 1986.

Series Title

General Note

  • Burning the sugar cane destroys the leaves and makes it easier to cut the cane.
  • In 1960 Cuban immigrants Pepe and Alfy Fanjul moved their sugar manufacturing operation to Florida, and bought 4000 acre Osceola Farms. By the mid-1980s, it was earning 240 million a year with tens of thousands of acres. By the 1990s, the company became Florida Crystals, and was the state's largest sugar company, one of the companies often nicknamed as Big Sugar.

Rights

Photographer/Personal Author

Physical Description

  • 1 slide - col.

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Chicago Manual of Style

Rosenberg, Jan, Collector. African American men getting ready to burn a cane field - Pahokee, Florida. 1986. Color slide, . State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/108878>, accessed 21 February 2019.

MLA

Rosenberg, Jan, Collector. African American men getting ready to burn a cane field - Pahokee, Florida. 1986. Color slide. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 21 Feb. 2019.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/108878>.

AP Style Photo Citation

(State Archives of Florida/Rosenberg)