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Leonard Knight and Mattie Knight Interview 4

Identifier: L1995-13_AV0030

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: 1987-1995


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) (audio (44:22 duration))

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Leonard Knight and Mattie Knight discuss working at Cherokee Spinning Company, the impact of Roosevelt's labor and social policies had on them, how the traveled around the country working various textile mills, and other topics.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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