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Leonard and Mattie Knight Interview 1, 12 August 1991

Identifier: L1995-13_AV0459

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: 12 August 1991


Restrictions on Access

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

Biographical Note

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 (30:33 duration))

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Leonard and Mattie Knight discuss their careers as textile workers, the impact of Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal on life in the mills, their opinions of the 1934 textile workers' strike and other topics.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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