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Whose Migrant Mother Was This?

From The Art Assignment - Dorothea Lange captured this iconic photo known as Migrant Mother in 1936. But who was the woman pictured? And how did she and her family feel about its existence in the world? Guest host John Green introduces you to Florence Owens Thompson, her family, and her story.

The Art Assignment is a PBS Digital Studios production hosted by curator Sarah Green. We take you around the U.S. to meet working artists and solicit assignments from them that we can all complete.

PBS Digital Studios brings you original web series exploring science, music, arts, culture, and beyond. Working with creators and producers from across the web, we showcase the best the internet has to offer, while celebrating the impact of public media.