II-"The Black Dispatch'" - Neil Henry - Washington Post

II-"The Black Dispatch'" - Neil Henry - Washington Post

"Slim Pickin': Taken for a Ride, Sold 'Like Cattle'"

by: Neil Henry | publication date: October 10, 1983 | Publication: The Washington Post | pages: A1

"Snug behind the steering wheel, a toothpick sticking out of the corner of his mouth, Billy Bongo was in a great mood. He had done very well for himself in the streets of Washington, picking up nine men willing to work as migrants in the fields of North Carolina.

"I and the eight others were perched on rusty metal benches anchored to the walls of Billy Bongo's van and, as it belched and rattled its way out of the city on I-95 heading south, an almost palpable feeling of tension and mystery filled the bus . . ."

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