National Affairs: Fines

Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina have adopted similar policies to combat the migration of their

Negro laborers to northern industrial centers.

These States seem to rely upon the enforcement of the State Contract Labor Laws, which require all labor agents to have licenses, and provide heavy fines for violation.

Governor McLeod of South Carolina has instructed the sheriffs of the State to enforce this provision of the law. At Greensboro, N. C., a Negro named Charles Hampton was fined $500 for '' secretly enticing" ten Negro laborers to take the train for Harrisburg, Pa. A...

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