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[Detail] Migrant agricultural worker

Public Speaking

Public speaking inundated the meetings and rallies of union organization and the labor movement. Students can learn more about these events and speeches by searching union, meeting, strike, and picket for photographs such as these. They can also research other sources including Voices from the Dust Bowl and American Life Histories, 1936-1940. Then have them write and deliver a speech as if at a union meeting, labor rally, or strike.