Joe Jacobs and Bill Winn Interviews, 19 July 1990
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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: 19 July 1990
- 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. Bill Winn is a journalist in Columbus, Ga.
1 item(s) (video (30:05 duration))
Language of Materials
From the Collection: English
Jacobs discusses the activities of the United Textile Workers of America at the Fulton Bag and Cotton Mill during the textile workers' strike of 1934, and how Cabbagetown has changed during the intervening 56 years. Winn discusses the history of the textile mills in Columbus, Ga., his family background and the time he spent working at the Muscogee Manufacturing Company.