Creator: Indiana University South Bend Civil Rights Heritage Center
Title: Rene Francisco Garza, Sr. photographs and papers, Civil Rights Heritage Center
Rene Francisco Garza, Sr. grew up in a family that followed migrant farm work from Texas through Michigan. In the 1960s, he settled in South Bend, Indiana. Mr. Garza had taken a liking to photography from a very young age, and over the course of his time, had captured incredible moments of Latinx history and culture in the last half of the 20th and early 21 centuries in South Bend. His varied photographs include numerous protests against the treatment of farm workers (including photographs of farm workers captured without the knowledge or permission of the farm owners), cultural celebrations, weddings, quinceañeras, and more.
Scope and Content Note:
Photographs are grouped together by subject matter.