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Rosa Mae King Murphy and Rev. Richard Lisk Interview

Identifier: L1995-13_AV0355

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

Rosa Mae King Murphy was a spinner at Acme Mill in Belmont, N.C. Rev. Richard Lisk was the son of union organizer "Red" Lisk.


1 item(s) (video (1:59:01 duration))

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Murphy and Lisk discuss their fathers' roles in the union, Murphy's role in the union, union organizing in Belmont, N.C., segregation, the importance of education, and the aftermath of the Textile Workers' Strike of 1934.


Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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