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Slave Labor / Florida #227759

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 21, 1973
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(Studio) Another case of slave farm labor uncovered in Florida.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Fort Myers, Florida) Worker Julius Graff tells how held 2 mos. at migrant farm labor camp against his will. Finally got away in back of truck. Crew chief Joe "Bigfoot" Thomas wouldn't let him go freely. [GRAFF - says was paid with bottle wine, cigarettes and dinner for week's work.] Thomas arrested. Had crew of 22. Many too scared to talk. Woman who owned bldgs. where workers slept given baby boy by Thomas as payment for rents. Last November a worker was hit and killed by car while trying to escape Thomas' camp.
REPORTER: Fred Francis

Francis, Fred;
Mudd, Roger

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