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Earl Belk and Frank Miller Interviews

Identifier: L1995-13_AV0048

Scope and Contents of the Collection

From the Collection:

The Uprising of '34 Collection demonstrates how communities can be impacted in contemporary ways by history and memory, decades after a series of events occur. Veterans of the events of 1934 and their descendants-black, white, mill worker, manager, union, and non-union- were interviewed about mill village life, work conditions, southern contemporaneous culture as well as the strike itself. This finding aid describes the digitized oral history-style interviews available in Georiga State University Library's Digital Collections.


  • Creation: 1987-1995


Restrictions on Access

All of the interviews are available online in GSU's Digital Collections.

Biographical Note

Earl Belk was the son of a textile worker in Charlotte, N.C. Rev. Frank Miller was a weaver and a loom fixer at Cannon Mills in Concord, N.C. He was a member of Local 1902. He left the mill and became a Baptist preacher in later life.


1 item(s) (audio (1:13:04 duration))

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Belk discusses his father's involvement in the textile unions, the textile workers' strike of 1934 and other topics. Miller discusses his organizing activities on behalf of the union, the textile workers' strike of 1934, the aftermath of the strike and other topics.


Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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