I-"The Black Dispatch" - Neil Henry - Washington Post

"The Long, Hot Wait for Pickin' Work"

"For five hot and dusty weeks this summer I'd waited at SOME House to hear those words."I arrived there at dawn each morning, eager to explore a mysterious phenomenon known in the slums of Washington as 'the Bus,' a motley assortment of vans that show up at public parks, unemployment offices, sherlters and soup kitchens a dozen times or more from July to November to load up with men desperate for work. "Some have given the Bus a more ominous name -- the Black Dispatch . . ."

Description:Neil Henry describes his journey from a Washington, D.C. soup kitchen known as SOME House to the "pickin'" fields of North Carolina.

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