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Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division [LC-USZ62-29137]

Lewis Wickes Hine

Cranberry Pickers' Quarters

During the Great Migration, Cape Verdeans came into contact with African Americans from the South who often perceived them as black people trying to pass for Portuguese; Cape Verdeans, meanwhile, considered the new arrivals from the South socially and culturally different. The two groups lived in separate neighborhoods, and youth bands often battled one another. The tensions were linked to differing definitions of race and color, and to different cultural, religious (Cape Verdeans are Catholic), and linguistic habits.

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