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Elaine Pruitt, Howard R. Made, Ernest Moore, Ruby Moore, and E.O. Friday Interviews

Identifier: L1995-13_AV0339

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

Howard R. Made was a textile worker at the Hanes Mill in Winston-Salem, N.C. Ernest and Ruby Moore were textile workers at the Eagle Mill in East Gastonia, N.C. E.O. Friday was a mill worker at the Modena Mill in Gastonia, N.C.


1 item(s) (video (1:56:13 duration))

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Elaine Pruitt and George Stoney talk to Made about a railroad station near the Hanes Town mill village. Ernest Moore talks about union organization efforts. Ruby Moore discusses how she managed her household while working at the mill. Friday talks about the African American experience in the mills and the exclusion of African Americans from joining the union.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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