The ‘Migrant Mother’ Narrative is a Lie

The real woman, Florence Owens Thompson, was Native American, and the family had lived in California for 10 years

Florence Owens Thompson— Photo taken by Dorothea Lange in 1936, Public Domain

TThe Migrant Mother has been a symbol of the Great Depression in history books across the world as an iconic photograph of a struggling mother trying to make her way in a troubled economic era. Dorothea Lange…

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Ryan Fan

Ryan Fan

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