Dorothea Lange was hired by the W.R.A., War Relocation Authority to document the forced evacuation of Japanese Americans to U.S. internment camps following Pearl Harbor.
First graders pledging their allegiance to the United States flag just before they are sent to internment camps. This is one of the photographs that led the U.S. government to censor Lange's photographs. A Japanese American shop owner displays a banner before he has to close down his business.
Dorothea captured haunting images of poverty during the Depression. She did a beautiful series of photographs on Migrant Mothers for the Farm Security Administration.