Joe Jacobs, Lucille Thornburgh and Union Organizer Interview 2, 28 December 1991
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Scope and Contents of 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: 28 December 1991
- Jacobs, Joseph, 1908- (Interviewee, Person)
Restrictions on Access
All of the interviews are available online in GSU's Digital Collections.
Joe Jacobs was a lawyer who worked extensively with labor unions throughout his career. In addition, Jacobs was an organizer during the 1934 strike as well as serving as the Southern Regional Director for the United Textile Workers of America. Lucille Thornburgh was a textile worker and union organizer in Knoxville, Tenn.
1 item(s) (video (30:03 duration))
Language of Materials
From the Collection: English
Jacobs, Thornburgh, and unnamed union organizers discuss African Americans in the labor movement, the aftermath of the textile workers' strike of 1934, why the labor movement is not taught in history classes, and the reclamation of that history.