Cherokee Spinning Company
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Weaver discusses work at the Cherokee Spinning Company, his union organizing, the textile workers' strike of 1934, being blacklisted and other topics.
Thornburgh, Weaver, and Logsdon discuss the textile worker's strike of 1834, organizing a union at their mill, the working conditions of the mill and other topics.
Logsdon discusses working at Cherokee Mills, the impact of the National Recovery Act, the textile workers' strike of 1934, being blacklisted, Foots Weaver and Lucille Thornburgh.
Homer Logsdon discusses working as a weaver at Cherokee Spinning Company in Knoxville, Tenn., helping to organize a union at Cherokee, the textile workers's strike of 1934, the aftermath of the strike, people who were blacklisted, his work after he left the textile industry and other topics. Thelma Blanton Logsdon discusses growing up in the mill village at Kramerton, N.C., going to work at a textile mill and other topics.
Leonard and Mattie Knight discuss their careers as textile workers, the impact of Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal on life in the mills, their opinions of the 1934 textile workers' strike and other topics.
Leonard and Mattie Knight discuss how going to the eight hour day affected their lives, their recollections of the 1934 textile workers's strike, and the impact that drives for greater efficiency had on their work lives.
Leonard and Mattie Knight discuss Lucille Thornburgh, a union organizer in Knoxville, the reasons that they did not choose to live in mill villages, and they show the filmmakers around the exterior of the closed Brookside Mill.
Leonard Knight and Mattie Knight discuss working at Cherokee Spinning Company, the impact of Roosevelt's labor and social policies had on them, how the traveled around the country working various textile mills, and other topics.
Leonard Knight and Mattie Knight discuss the travels as cotton mill workers and their family relationships.
The textile workers in this video were working to unionize Cannon Mills in 1991. The workers read letters written by various participants of the 1934 strike and react to their contents. Thornburgh discusses her involvement with the textile workers' strike of 1934, the letters she wrote to Washington, D.C., and how the strike has impacted her life.
Thornburgh discusses the National Recovery Act (NRA), her organizing work at Cherokee Mills, the impact of the Wagner Act, Franklin D. Roosevelt, the 1929 strike at Loray Mills in Gastonia, N.C., and blacklisting. The last 10 minutes of the video consist of shots of various mills around Knoxville.
Thornburgh discusses working at the Cherokee Spinning Mill, the impact that being union had on her, organizing the local union, the impact of the National Recover Act, the textile workers' strike of 1934, and other topics.
Thornburgh discusses the impact that becoming involved with the labor movement had on her life, the effects of blacklisting on union members, segregation in the textile mills, the textile workers' strike of 1934, violence during the strike, and politics.
Thornburgh discusses her childhood, going to work at Cherokee Spinning Company, becoming involved the textile workers strike of 1934, and other topics.
Thornburgh discusses the textile workers' strike of 1934 and her involvement in the labor movement in 1930s and 1940s.