Victor Kakis, Harry Brown

Victor Kakis, a blind news dealer who will not accept relief, sits on his empty news stand and talks with Harry Brown, who owns a nearby store in New York on Jan. 23, 1963. Kakis, like most of the other 200 blind news dealers in New York has been forced to close his stand because of the Newspaper Strike. The blind dealers, who averaged only $40 to $60 a week, have no union to turn to for benefits. They also can not collect unemployment compensation because they are self-employed. Only 12 percent of the blind news dealers have gone on relief since the strike began seven weeks ago. (AP Photo)