Esperanza rising
Updated: 2/18/2021
Esperanza rising

Storyboard Text

  • How did you get so dirty?!
  • Some of them have never even worked on a motor before. My boss said that he didn’t need me. That they were going to train the new men. He said I could dig ditches or lay tracks if I wanted
  • A group of men showed up from Oklahoma. They said they would work for half the money and the railroad hired all of them.
  • Can you not tell from my clothes? I dug ditches!
  • What did you do
  • What would you have me do instead? I could have walked out. But I would have no pay for today. Those men from Oklahoma have families, too. We must all work at something or we will all starve
  • Miguel, how could you agree to such a thing?
  • “Why didn’t your boss tell the others to dig the ditches?!