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Staged fight during a parade at Fiesta Days in Woodburn, Oregon

Men stage a fight during a parade at Fiesta Days, known today as the Woodburn Fiesta Mexicana, in Woodburn, Oregon. Three men lie on the ground while a fourth remains standing and brandishes a whip. Spectators watch from a nearby sidewalk. An article published in the Opportunity News about this event states that some people dressed up as bandits for the parade. This image was published in the Valley Migrant League's Opportunity News on September 2, 1966.

Child watches staged fight during a parade at Fiesta Days in Woodburn, Oregon

A child watches as men stage a fight during a parade at Fiesta Days, known today as the Woodburn Fiesta Mexicana, in Woodburn, Oregon. Several people lie on the ground, playing dead, while a man brandishing a whip remains standing. An article published in the Opportunity News about this event states that some people dressed up as bandits for the parade. Photographs from this series were published in the Valley Migrant League's Opportunity News on September 2, 1966.

Boy stands in front of jukebox at new youth recreation center in Woodburn, Oregon

A boy stands in front of a jukebox at a new youth recreation center organized by the Woodburn Police Department in Woodburn, Oregon. The wall behind the jukebox is covered in a collage made of clipped magazine photographs of various people. Photographs from this series were published in the Valley Migrant League's Opportunity News on June 10, 1966.

Children watch trapeze act at Shriners Circus

This file contains 2 images on 1 negative. In the image on the left, trapeze artists perform at the Shriners Circus. In the image on the right, a girl in the audience looks up at the trapeze performance (not pictured). This excursion was organized by the Valley Migrant League for the children of migrant laborers in the area of Salem, Oregon. These images were published in the Valley Migrant League's Opportunity News on July 1, 1966.

Juan Fernandez teaches Spanish class run by the Valley Migrant League in Marion County, Oregon

Juan Fernandez holds open a book and talks to a student as he teaches a Spanish class. This Spanish language class is offered by the Valley Migrant League's West Stayton Opportunity Center. The class takes place at the Marion School in Marion County, Oregon. This image was published in the Valley Migrant League's Opportunity News on January 14, 1966.

Baseball game at migrant labor camp in West Stayton, Oregon

A batter prepares to swing at a ball during a baseball game at a migrant labor camp in West Stayton, Oregon. The catcher and other players look on. The game was organized by the Neighborhood Youth Corps in conjunction with the Valley Migrant League and Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA). Photographs from this series were published in the Valley Migrant League's Opportunity News on July 1, 1966.

Musicians perform at a high school graduation dance in Independence, Oregon

A singer, guitar player, and accordion player perform at a graduation dance at Independence City Hall in Independence, Oregon. They are members of the Olympics band, also known as "Los Olympicos." The dance is being held to honor the first group of Latin American students to graduate from Central High School in Independence. Photographs from this series were published in the Valley Migrant League's Opportunity News on June 10, 1966.

Baseball game at migrant labor camp in West Stayton, Oregon

A girl swings at a ball thrown by the pitcher during a baseball game at a migrant labor camp in West Stayton, Oregon. The game was organized by the Neighborhood Youth Corps in conjunction with the Valley Migrant League and Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA). Photographs from this series were published in the Valley Migrant League's Opportunity News on July 1, 1966

School building in Silverton, Oregon

Photograph of a school building in Silverton, Oregon. A sign over the entrance reads, "Silver Crest School Dist. No. 93.C." This image was likely taken by staff of the Valley Migrant League's Opportunity News circa 1965 - 1968.

Group supporting farm workers pickets liquor store in Portland, Oregon

People walk in a picket line in front of a liquor store in Portland, Oregon. The picket protests the sale of products from the Schenley Company in Delano, California, where grape pickers are on strike. A young man in the foreground holds a sign that reads, "Boycott Schenley Liquors, Support Labor." Photographs from this series were published in the Valley Migrant League's Opportunity News on March 4, 1966.

Anita Garcia and Diana Salinas smile at a high school graduation dance in their honor in Independence, Oregon

Anita Garcia (left) and Diana Salinas (right) smile as they stand behind a table of wrapped gifts at a high school graduation dance at Independence City Hall in Independence, Oregon. Garcia and Salinas are among the first group of Latin American students to graduate from Central High School in Independence. This dance is being held in their honor. Behind them is a speaker belonging to Beto Amaya of the Olympics, also known as "Los Olympicos," the band that performed at the dance. Photographs from this series were published in the Valley Migrant League's Opportunity News on June 10, 1966.

Teacher instructs English to Russian students at St. Paul Grade School in St. Paul, Oregon

A teacher teaches English to a row of Russian girls sitting in class at the St. Paul Grade School in St. Paul, Oregon. They are among 22 Russian students who recently enrolled at the school. The teacher holds up her hands and several of the girls do the same. Photographs from this series were published in the Valley Migrant League's Opportunity News on September 24, 1965.

Woman talks to Neighborhood Youth Corps volunteer reading to children at a migrant labor camp in West Stayton, Oregon

A woman lies on a bed and speaks with a Neighborhood Youth Corps volunteer who reads a book to 2 children. They are in a cabin of a migrant labor camp in West Stayton, Oregon. The volunteer program is organized in conjunction with the Valley Migrant League and Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA). Photographs from this series were published in the Valley Migrant League's Opportunity News on July 1, 1966.

Teacher instructs English to Russian students at St. Paul Grade School in St. Paul, Oregon

A teacher teaches English to a row of Russian girls sitting in class at the St. Paul Grade School in St. Paul, Oregon. They are among 22 Russian students who recently enrolled at the school. The teacher and several of the girls hold a hand up to their ears. According to an accompanying article in the Valley Migrant League's Opportunity News, the children are learning how to say, "This is my ear" in English. This image was published in the Valley Migrant League's Opportunity News on September 24, 1965.

Man on horseback at Fiesta Days in Woodburn, Oregon

A man wearing traditional Mexican clothing sits on a horse at Fiesta Days, known today as the Woodburn Fiesta Mexicana, in Woodburn, Oregon. He looks to the right while the horse looks at the camera. Photographs from this series were published in the Valley Migrant League's Opportunity News on September 2, 1966.

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