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The Great Depression

1930s - 375,000 Okies and Arkies (people from Oklahoma and Arkansas) migrate to California. Most of them were not fleeing the Dust Bowl and weren’t even farmers. They were moving toward economic opportunities in the industrial areas of California.

Great Depression

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Program Segment 6

Interviews:
Kennedy
Brinkley
Friedman
Gregory
Kessler-Harris
Wilson

 

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