African American man cutting burnt sugar cane - Pahokee, Florida

African American man cutting burnt sugar cane - Pahokee, Florida


Image Number

  • FA2963

Year

  • 1987

Date Note

  • Photographed on January 17, 1987.

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.

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Photographer/Personal Author

Physical Description

  • 1 slide - col.

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Chicago Manual of Style

Rosenberg, Jan, Collector. African American man cutting burnt sugar cane - Pahokee, Florida. 1987. Color slide, . State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/108912>, accessed 23 April 2019.

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Rosenberg, Jan, Collector. African American man cutting burnt sugar cane - Pahokee, Florida. 1987. Color slide. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 23 Apr. 2019.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/108912>.

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(State Archives of Florida/Rosenberg)