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Rosa Mae King Murphy, Rev. Richard Lisk, Rev. Frank Miller, and Frank Miller Jr.

Identifier: L1995-13_AV0356

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 is the son of Red Lisk and the nephew of Rev. Frank Miller. He is also a chaplain in the armed forces. Rev. Frank Miller was a weaver and a loom fixer at Cannon Mills in Concord, N.C. He was in Local 1902. He left the mill and became a Baptist preacher in later life. Frank Miller Jr. is the son of Rev Frank Miller and Rev. Richard Lisk's cousin.


1 item(s) (video (2:00:39 duration))

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Lisk and Murphy discuss the organizing the union, life in the mills, and the impact of the strike. Lisk and Rev. Frank Miller discuss Red Lisk, Lisk's childhood, union orgainzing, preaching, and other topics.


Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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