Tag Archives: poverty

David Glick’s JDC mission to South America in the late 1930s

In color: A hydroplane is docked on the water in Trinidad. “Pan American Airlines” logo and lettering, crew members work on propellers and engine, walking along the wing, in the FG a young boy looks at the camera and watches the men on the “deck” of the plane. Several passengers board the plane, both men

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Sam Rafel visits his hometown of Gombin in 1937

Footage depicts a 1937 trip to Gombin, Poland (123 km northwest of Warsaw) shot by Sam Rafel. All identifications are from the website of Ada Holtzman, a member of the Gombin Society. The first shot is a grainy, dark interior shot of a crowd of people. This might be the crowd that assembled for Sam

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The Avena-Wilson Collection, no. 7 – Senators Yarborough and Mondale, Cesar Chavez (1969)

This home movie captures scenes of United States Senators Ralph Yarborough and Walter Mondale conducting a senate committee hearing in Edinburg, Texas, followed by scenes of labor leader and civil rights activist Cesar Chavez. On November 24, 1969, after touring migrant labor camps throughout the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Senators Yarborough and Mondale held a

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The Avena-Wilson Collection, no. 4 – Laredo-Nuevo Laredo

This home movie captures scenes of the Texas-Mexico border in Laredo-Nuevo Laredo. The film begins in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico and captures images of the Rio Grande River and across into Texas. It then cuts to scenes of children playing outside of a schoolhouse in Laredo, Texas. Also included are scenes of a newborn and her

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The Avena-Wilson Collection, no. 8 – MAYO in Del Rio (1969)

This home movie captures scenes of a rally and protest organized by the Mexican American Youth Organization (MAYO) in Del Rio, Texas in March of 1969. This event, attended by approximately 3,000 residents of South Texas, occurred in reaction to Governor Preston Smith shutting down the Val Verde County arm of Volunteers in Service to

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The Avena-Wilson Collection, no. 6 – Senators Yarborough and Mondale Visit the Valley (1969)

This home movie captures scenes of a birthday party, followed by Senators Ralph Yarborough and Walter Mondale touring migrant labor camps in the Lower Rio Grande Valley in November of 1969. The two senators were acting as members of the Senate Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, touring the Valley with members of the U.S.

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