Photo exhibits spotlight various topics in Florida history, and are accompanied by brief text intended to place selected materials in historical context.
Migrant Workers During the Great Depression in Florida
Making it in the Muck
The movement of migrant laborers was done first and foremost to provide for families.
For some families, the mother and children stayed at the shelters together while fathers worked picking crops or in canning facilities, if shifts were available.
For other families, mothers also went off to work while the children watched after themselves and depended on the makeshift communities in worker camps for assistance.
Older children also worked if necessary in order to provide enough for themselves and to aid the needs of the entire family.
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