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Claude Helton and Ernest Moore Interview 3

Identifier: L1995-13_AV0287

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

Claude Helton was a textile worker and union member in East Gastonia, N.C. Ernest Moore was a textile worker and union member in East Gastonia, N.C.


1 item(s) (video (56:30 duration))

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Helton discusses the 1934 strike, and the hearings that followed. Moore discusses the 1934 strike, organizing the union, the local Labor Day celebrations, his father's role in the union, and the defeat of the strike.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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