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Bob Freeman and Ray Melton Interview 3, 24 August 1991

Identifier: L1995-13_AV0549

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: 24 August 1991


Restrictions on Access

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

Biographical Note

Bob Freeman was a union organizer and worked to integrate Cannon Mills in Kannapolis, N.C. Ray Milton was a police officer in Kannapolis, N.C.


1 item(s) (video (29:37 duration))

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Milton and Freeman discuss the relationship between Cannon Mills and the Kannapolis police department, the 1974 unionization campaign at Cannon Mills, the textile workers' strike of 1934, the relationship between churches and the mills,and the erasure of working class history in Kannapolis.


Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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