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Grady Kilgro, Eula McGill, and Burns Cox Interviews, 7 August 1991

Identifier: L1995-13_AV0477

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: 7 August 1991


Restrictions on Access

All of the interviews are available online in GSU's Digital Collections.

Biographical Note

Grady Kilgro was a spinner at the Dwight Manufacturing Company in Gadsden, Ala. Eula McGill was a labor organizer in Birmingham, Ala. Burns Cox was a textile worker at Dwight Manufacturing Company in Gadsden, Ala.


1 item(s) (video (29:55 duration))

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Kilgro discusses the impact of Franklin D. Roosevelt's presidency, the National Recovery Act, Social Security, sexual harassment in the mills, and other topics. Kilgro, McGill, and Cox discuss union organizing, the textile workers' strike of 1934, the impact the strike had on the community and other topics.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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