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Lucille Thornburgh and Cannon Mills Textile Workers Interview, 28 December 1991

Identifier: L1995-13_AV0447

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: 28 December 1991


Restrictions on Access

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

Biographical Note

Lucille Thornburgh was a textile worker and union organizer in Knoxville, Tenn.


1 item(s) (video (29:06 duration))

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


The textile workers in this video were working to unionize Cannon Mills in 1991. The workers read letters written by various participants of the 1934 strike and react to their contents. Thornburgh discusses her involvement with the textile workers' strike of 1934, the letters she wrote to Washington, D.C., and how the strike has impacted her life.


Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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