Images of deportation are part of America’s story

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But as I looked at them closely, I began to feel what people in old black and white photos were trying to say, especially during trying times. They don’t communicate in pictures like we do today. This group of photos told the stories of everyday people, living in a small mining community, going to work each day to help produce the riches that built a prosperous community.

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Even with pictures, and oral histories, the history we try to learn captures us by surprise when it repeats itself, again and again.

People are interesting things. I write about them and what makes them interesting.

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