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Bessie London, Betty Hinson, Claude Ward, Porter McAteer Interview

Identifier: L1995-13_AV0289

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

Betty Hinson was a looper at Belmont Hosiery in Belmont, N.C. Porter McAteer was a county commissioner for Gaston County and a teacher at Gaston College in Gastonia, N.C. Bessie London was from Belmont, N.C. Claude Ward was a textile worker at the Eagle Mill in Belmont, N.C.


1 item(s) (video (1:01:04 duration))

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Hinson discusses learning about the '34 strike, becoming involved in the project and other topics. McAtter discusses the relationship between industry and organized labor in Gaston County, politics in Gaston County and other topics. London discusses her life in Belmont, N.C. Ward discusses his working life at the Eagle Mill and the '34 strike.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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