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Laurie Rushmeyer, L. Boyd Deal and Others Interviews

 Item
Identifier: L1995-13_AV0361

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.

Dates

  • 1987-1995

Restrictions on Access

All of the interviews are available online in GSU's Digital Collections.

Biographical Note

Laurie Rushmeyer was a textile worker at Fieldcrest-Cannon Mills (formerly Cannon Mills) in Kannapolis, N.C. who was a union organizer in the 1990s. L. Boyd Deal was a textile worker at Fieldcrest-Cannon Mills in Kannapolis, N.C. who was a union organizer in the 1990s. Deal lost his job as a result of his organizing activities.

Extent

1 item(s) (video (1:58:32 duration))

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Abstract

Rushmeyer discusses her work as an organizer, current conditions in the Fieldcrest Cannon plant, tactics used by Fieldcrest Cannon to keep the union out and other topics. Deal, Rushmeyer, Mary, Peggy, and Cynthia discuss the local perceptions of the union, conditions in the Fieldcrest Cannon plant, the Civil Rights movement, relationships between the mill ownership and the town of Kannapolis, the recent union campaign, and other topics.

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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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