georgia

"Work Ethic Alive Amidst Poverty: They'd Rather Collect Weeds Than Welfare"
Paul Lieberman
Chester Goolrick
Constitution finds the American work ethic alive and well, even at the lowest paid level of employment.
"Munford: Minimum Wage a Tragic Thing"
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Dillard Munford, whose company runs Majik Markets, the nation's second-largest convenience store chain, decries the minimum wage and the negative impact it has had on his workers.
"Ice Toters, Ministore Clerks: Over 40 Years, A Corporation's Pattern of Underpaying Workers"
Paul Lieberman
Chester Goolrick
Reporters look into the pattern of underpaying workers at the Atlantic Co., Inc., an Atlanta-based conglomerate that manufactures ice and runs convenience stores, whose workers it consistently under paid.
"Unique Deductions Push Pay Below U.S. Minimum"
Chester Goolrick
Paul Lieberman
Sidebar about a laundry presser.
"Some 'Surprised . . . I Pay $2.50'"
Chester Goolrick
Paul Lieberman
Sidebar with Jane Love, who with her husband Sandy, owned and managed the "38-unit Rose Garden Motel on Interstate 75 a few miles south of downtown Atlanta."
"Motels, Gas Stations: Motel Maid's Wages Fall Into Crevice in the Law"
Chester Goolrick
Paul Lieberman
Charlene Smith-Williams
A look at the lives of underpaid motel maids in Georgia. Charlene Smith-Williams worked as a motel maid for the investigation.
"No Golden Eggs in Georgia's Chicken Sheds: Whole Families Labor On Poultry Farms to Earn Paycheck of a Single Workman""
Paul Lieberman
Chester Goolrick
The third installment in the series by Lieberman and Goolrick describes the involvement of whole families in work on poultry farms.
"Naval Stores Ages-Old, but Few Like Living in the Past"
Chester Goolrick
Paul Lieberman
Naval stores are the ingredients used in scores of products "from paint thinner and wood stains to medicated soaps and liquid floor wax."
"Endless Debt Haunts Turpentiners"
Chester Goolrick
Paul Lieberman
(Lee May)
The second part in Goolrick and Lieberman's series discusses the endless debts and lack of options of turpentiners.
"Jim Palmer: He Recalls Bad Days in the Woods"
Chester Goolrick
Paul Lieberman
Profile of Jim Palmer, who recalls life as a worker in the turpentine woods.
"Junior Sears: A Man Born to Turpentine"
Charles Goolrick
Paul Lieberman
(Lee May)
Profile of Junior Sears
"The Turpentine Men: Hard Woods Toil for Little Pay"
Chester Goolrick
Paul Lieberman
(Lee May)
Lee May spends a week working with the turpentine men of the South Georgia woods to learn about their lives in Part One of the Atlanta Constitution's six-part series on the Georgia industries that underpay their workers.
Does the Negro Hate The White Man?
Ray Sprigle
Sprigle, disguised as a black man, talks to southern black community leaders about voting rights and education reform
Atlanta Is the Black Capital of U.S.
Ray Sprigle
Sprigle, disguised as a black man, visits Atlanta, and finds its reputation for relative tolerance to be overstated.
A Leaf out of the Jim Crow Book
Ray Sprigle
Sprigle finds an African American man who has made substantial wealth by exploiting the bigotry of the Jim Crow south.
Atlantic Ocean for White Folks Only
Ray Sprigle
Sprigle finds that Jim Crow laws also apply to swimming in the ocean, and that not all states provide access for African Americans to their coastlines.
A Soldier Who Came Home to Die
Ray Sprigle
Sprigle tells a story of the consequences of voting in the south while black, heard while he himself was traveling undercover as an African American man.
Jim-Crow Is Kicked In the Pants
Ray Sprigle
Undercover as a black man, Sprigle attends the Georgia State Republican convention.
Beginning a Trip Into The Rack Country
Ray Sprigle
Sprigle makes his way into sharecropping country
Two Negroes Who Have Earned Their Way
Ray Sprigle
In a "tough" county, Sprigle examines what it means for its black residents to try to register to vote.
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