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Opportunity news. (Valley Migrant League) Woodburn, Or. 1965-1968. United States black-and-white negatives
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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.

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.

Children pick up trash in park

Two boys pick up a garbage can as they throw away trash at a park while on a field trip to the Portland International Airport. The boy in front smiles and looks to the right. They are students at the Dayton Summer School in Dayton, Oregon. This image was published in the Valley Migrant League's Opportunity News on August 27, 1965.

Dayton rally squad cheerleaders pose

Cheerleaders Hilda and Rosemary Galaviz each wave a pompom in the air as members of the Dayton rally squad, based in Dayton, Oregon. They cheer at a basketball game between teams from Dayton and Independence, Oregon. This image was published in the Valley Migrant League's Opportunity News on January 21, 1966.

Walter James Rayevich

Walter James Rayevich, nicknamed Jake Rayevich, wears a cowboy hat, overalls and a white t-shirt while standing under a tree. He looks at the camera. He and his family participated in Valley Migrant League activities. This photograph was published with Rayevich's obituary in the Valley Migrant League's Opportunity News on March 11, 1966. He died at age 65 in Forest Grove, Oregon.

Teacher and students ride the escalator on a field trip to the Portland International Airport

A teacher holds the hand of a little girl as they descend an escalator while on a field trip at the Portland International Airport. The teacher is Mrs. John Gardner and the girl is a student at Dayton Summer School in Dayton, Oregon. This image was published in the Valley Migrant League's Opportunity News on August 27, 1965.

Ruby Ely with pet monkey

Ruby Ely, Director of the Valley Migrant League's Hillsboro Opportunity Center, holds her pet monkey Woolly on her shoulder. She looks down at Woolly while Woolly looks at the camera. This image was published in the Valley Migrant League's Opportunity News on July 9, 1965.

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Virgil Kubin stands in front of new cabin for migrant workers on his property in Salem, Oregon

Virgil Kubin wears overalls, a jacket, and a baseball cap as he stands in front of a new cabin on his property in Salem, Oregon. The cabin was built to house migrant farm workers. Kubin is a cherry grower who depends upon seasonal migrant labor. This image was published in the Valley Migrant League's Opportunity News on March 17, 1967.

Doris Barnett on her first day of college

Migrant laborer Doris Barnett stands in front of a brick building on her first day of college at the Oregon College of Education. Just a few months earlier, Barnett completed her GED with the help of classes offered by the Valley Migrant League. This image was published in the Valley Migrant League's Opportunity News on April 14, 1967.

Boy stands on beach during 4-H club field trip to Depoe Bay, Oregon

A boy stands on the beach near the ocean while on a field trip to Depoe Bay, Oregon. He has bare feet and his pants are rolled up. The trip was organized for members of the Woodburn and Canby 4-H clubs by a volunteer from Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA). This image was published in the Valley Migrant League's Opportunity News on July 29, 1966.

Citizens outside Marion County Courthouse

Citizens and farm workers in West Stayton stand outside the Marion County Courthouse in Salem, Oregon. They traveled to the courthouse to present a petition to Marion County Commissioners, complaining about poor traffic in their area. This image was published in the Valley Migrant League's Opportunity News on August 6, 1965.

Two boys in school bus on field trip

Two boys sit next to each other on a school bus on a field trip to visit the Portland International Airport. The boy in front is Mario Reyes, who wears a paper pilot hat. His brother, Junior, is in the background. They are students at the Dayton Summer School in Dayton, Oregon. This image was published in the Valley Migrant League's Opportunity News on August 27, 1965.

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