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August 16, 2015

26 Fascinating Black and White Photographs Capture Everyday Life of California in the 1970s

In the summer of 1975, a 21-year-old photography student named Mimi Plumb went to the Salinas Valley during one of the most exuberant and pivotal periods of organizing by the United Farm Workers. The California Agricultural Labor Relations Act had just become law, and elections for union representation were starting in the fields. Mimi was swept up in the excitement as she watched history unfold. She took hundreds of photos over many months. Then she put the negatives in a box and went on with her life.

Forty years later, she rediscovered the trove of photos, and her curiosity and passion were rekindled. She had taken almost no notes, written down only a handful of names...


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