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Annie Honeycutt, Rev. Richard Lisk and LeGette Blythe Interviews

Identifier: L1995-13_AV0358

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

Annie Honeycutt was a textile worker at the Brown Mill in Concord, N.C. LeGette Blythe was an author and journalist from Huntersville, N.C. He worked at the Charlotte Observer at the time of the 1934 General Textile Strike.


1 item(s) (video (1:59:50 duration))

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Honeycutt discusses a lawsuit invovling Cannon Mills and strikers, blacklisting of strikers by Cannon Mills, mill housing, the aftermath of the strike, the WPA and other topics. Blythe discusses reporting on the textile workers' strike of 1934 in North Carolina and how early attempts at organizing unions, led by communist organizers impact how the 1934 strike was viewed by the public.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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