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Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.

Chained to the Earth

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The article draws attention to the working conditions of some migrant workers in North Carolina. Some employers lure primarily homeless or drug addicted, African-American men with promises and keep them as indentured workers. If they attempt to leave the workers’ camps, they are often physically threatened. Abuses also include inadequate housing and below minimum wage pay. There is not enough oversight of these camps according to advocacy groups in North Carolina.
Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 9 Issue 46, November 13-19 1991, p6-8