Manuel, Shrimp Picker, 5. ”A mountain of child-labor oyster shells behind him. He worked last year. Understands not a word of English. Dunbar, Lopez, Dukate Company.”
Biloxi, Mississippi, 1911.
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This is why I need to do what I do. It breaks my heart to see children as young as 4 years old having to work from sunrise to sunrise. I am amazed at the children’s resiliency - to be able to adapt to harsh work environments and the severe work demands. Even in the 21st century child labour still exists all over the world :(