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    TWO MEN WERE ARRESTED IN HOMESTEAD, FLORIDA AND CHARGED WITH RUNNING WHAT POLICE CALLED A SLAVE LABOUR CAMP.

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    REPORTER OPEN, EXTERIORS OF CAMP SHOWING RUNDOWN CONDITIONS. PEOPLE AT ANOTHER NEARBY CAMP SITTING AROUND AND GENERAL CAMP SCENES, RESCUED SLAVE WORKERS EATING MEAL IN MESS HALL, WOMAN AND THEN MAN COMMENT AS INIDACRED. SHOTS OF BROWN AND MATTHEW AT ARRAIGNMENT, EXTERIORS OF CAMP THEY RAN. REPORTER WRAPUP.




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    MEREDITH LEWIS
    ED NOTE-SOUND FAILED ON FEED UNTIL JUST BEFORE INTERVIEWS SO REPORTS OPEN ON CAMERA IS SILENT. REST IS EITHER NARRATION OVER SILENT OR CLEAN NATURAL AS IN INTERVIEWS.

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    Background: TWO MEN WERE ARRESTED IN HOMESTEAD, FLORIDA AND CHARGED WITH RUNNING WHAT POLICE CALLED A SLAVE LABOUR CAMP. THE 27 MIGRANT WORKERS WERE KEPT AT THE CAMP UNDER THREE THREATS OF PHYSICAL VIOLENCE AND SOME WERE PAID AS LITTLE AS TWO AND A HALF DOLLARS A WEEK. ONE WORKER, AN ELDERLY BLACK WOMAN, SAID, THAT SHE WASN'T ALLOWED TO GO ANY PLACE AND THAT THIS WAS THE WORST PLACE SHE EVER WORKED. A MAN SAID HE WAS LUREDTEEE LURED THERE WITH PROMISES OF GOOD CONDITIONS AND GOOD MONEY BUT AFTER THE FIST WEEK HE FOUND OUT HE COULDN'T MAKE MORE THAT FIVE DOLLARS A WEEK. WHEN HE TRIED TO GET AWAY HE SAID THEY GET BROUGHT HIM BACK. THE TWO MEN ARRESTED WERE JOE BROWN AND LEAFAYETE MATTHEW. WHEN ARRESTED BROWN WAS DRIVING A CADILLAC HE SOUGHT FOR 16,000 DOLLARS EARLIER IN THE DAY. HE HAD MORE THAT 43,000 DOLLARS CASH ON HIM AT THE TIME.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8VI2CQOAGUVSP5DC0UCLPAJLJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA8VI2CQOAGUVSP5DC0UCLPAJLJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/03/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:04:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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