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Pahokee Prepares For War

February 20, 2003 - June 1, 2003

Pahokee, a principal agricultural center of the Glades area in Palm Beach County, lies in the rich black soil that borders the southeastern edge of Lake Okeechobee.

Pahokee Prepares for War examines the town at work and play as it faced the realities of World War II and provides a rare glimpse into the community at a pivotal moment in history. The work of an unknown local photographer who was intimately acquainted with his subject, these detailed images and the associated captions offer a sense of events as they unfurl including the arrival and presence of Black Bahamian and white migrant workers who poured in annually to harvest the crops.

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