Lucille Thornburgh and Cannon Mills Textile Workers Interview, 28 December 1991
Scope and Contents of 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.
- 28 December 1991
Restrictions on Access
All of the interviews are available online in GSU's Digital Collections.
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.