Telegram from MLK and Wyatt Walker to Clarence Lundquist

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Dr. King writes to the administrator of wage hour and public contracts division for the U.S. Department of Labor, Clarence Lundquist. In this telegram, Dr. King requests that Lundquist investigate a violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act at Seapak Shrimp Factories. It is here that African Americans were told to sign statements that said they were handicapped. If the forms were signed the African American workers received significantly lower wages than before.

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Telegram from MLK and Wyatt Walker to Clarence Lundquist
Thursday, March 15, 1962
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