X-"State Could Remedy Conditions for Migrant Labor" - Dale Wright - New York World Telegram and Sun

X-"State Could Remedy Conditions for Migrant Labor" - Dale Wright - New York World Telegram and Sun

by: Dale Wright | publication date: October 23, 1961 | Publication: New York World-Telegram and Sun | pages: 3

I saw it all - the misery and ugliness of the migrant's labor camp and the fields where he worked from Florida to Long Island.  I labored in the same bean and tomato patches with these itinerant crop harvesters.  I grubbed in the rich earth with them for potatoes and I chopped cabbage in the same fields.  I shared wretched food with the "stoop" laborer and along with him I was cheated out of my meager wages for work honestly done.  I found that despite legislative efforts and the work of social and religious agencies to improve the lot of the nomadic farm hand and his family, little has been done to better their way of life.  

The tenth and final article in 'The Forgotten People' series, based on Dale Wright's undercover reporting as a migrant worker, suggests remedies to the endemic poverty and hardship that are daily life for the laborers.

"The Forgotten People..A Report on Migrant Labor" by Dale Wright. Reprinted with the permission of the Estate of Dale Wright, c/o K.E. Wright-King ©1961, New York World-Telegram and Sun.