V-"The Black Dispatch" - Neil Henry - Washington Post

V-"The Black Dispatch" - Neil Henry - Washington Post

"Homeward Bound: Trading Buckets for Bus Tickets: The Northbound Highway Home"

by: Neil Henry | publication date: October 13, 1983 | Publication: The Washington Post | pages: A1

"Five days after Billy Bongo drove us to North Carolina to work as migrants, seven out of an original gang of nine from Washington, myself included, remained.

"The other six were divided evenly into two camps of opinion: Those who hated the mosquito-infested living quarters and the $1-an-hour work, but felt minimum-wage jobs might come their way if they stayed, and those who believed they had been conned and that their best bet was to head home to the city where they once again could hustle for better work and money . . . "

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