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Portfolio - The Black Okies
Matt Black
The Black Okies are a forgotten group of cotton migrants who came to California’s Central Valley following the Dust Bowl. Unlike their white counterparts, whose migration was chronicled in John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath, the story of these migrants went largely untold.

Matt Black 2001

USA. Teviston, California. 2001. Former cotton migrant at home....
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Matt Black 2001

USA. Teviston, California. 2001. Texas migrant in her yard.
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Matt Black 2000

USA. Teviston, California. 2000. Mother and son at home.
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Matt Black 1999

USA. Teviston, California. 1999. Ninity-six-year-old in his bedroom....
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USA. Teviston, California. 2001. Brother and sister play near...
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USA. Teviston, California. 2000. Kids at an irrigation pond.
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Matt Black 2000

USA. Teviston, California. 2000. Playing on clothesline.
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USA. Teviston, California. 2001. Parishioners at the House of...
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USA. Teviston, California. 2001. Parishioner awaits Sunday school....
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Matt Black 2001

USA. Allensworth, California. 2001. Weeding cotton.
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USA. Allensworth, California. 2001. Texas migrant at his home....
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Matt Black 2001

USA. Teviston, California. 2001. Fishing in an irrigation canal....
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Matt Black 2001

USA. Teviston, California. 2001. Boy with an old farm truck.
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