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Leonard and Mattie Knight Interview 3, 12 August 1991

Identifier: L1995-13_AV0468

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 (29:34 duration))

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Leonard and Mattie Knight discuss Lucille Thornburgh, a union organizer in Knoxville, the reasons that they did not choose to live in mill villages, and they show the filmmakers around the exterior of the closed Brookside Mill.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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