Lucille Thornburgh Interview 1, 15 August 1991
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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.
- Creation: 15 August 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 (28:27 duration))
Language of Materials
From the Collection: English
Thornburgh discusses the National Recovery Act (NRA), her organizing work at Cherokee Mills, the impact of the Wagner Act, Franklin D. Roosevelt, the 1929 strike at Loray Mills in Gastonia, N.C., and blacklisting. The last 10 minutes of the video consist of shots of various mills around Knoxville.