Leonard and Mattie Knight Interview 2, 12 August 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: 12 August 1991
Restrictions on Access
All of the interviews are available online in GSU's Digital Collections.
Leonard Knight was a doffer at various textile mills, including the Cherokee Mill in Knoxville, Tenn. Mattie Knight was a weaver at various textile mills, including the Cherokee Mill in Knoxville, Tenn.
1 item(s) (video (29:10 duration))
Language of Materials
From the Collection: English
Leonard and Mattie Knight discuss how going to the eight hour day affected their lives, their recollections of the 1934 textile workers's strike, and the impact that drives for greater efficiency had on their work lives.