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Cynthia Haynes and Blanche Willis Interviews, 23 August 1991

Identifier: L1995-13_AV0545

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: 23 August 1991


Restrictions on Access

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

Biographical Note

Cynthia Haynes was a union organizer a textile worker at Cannon Mills in Kannapolis, N.C. Blanche Willis worked in domestic service and later as cleaning staff at Cannon Mills in Kannapolis, N.C.


1 item(s) (video (28:01 duration))

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Haynes discusses tactics that Cannon Mills used against the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union during the 1991 unionization campaign, her family history in textiles, media coverage of the 1991 unionization campaign and other topics. The interview with Willis consists mainly of instructions on the format for answers of the questions in the interview.


Repository Details

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