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Lucille Thornburgh Interview 12

Identifier: L1995-13_AV0027

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

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


1 item(s) (audio (1:32:20 duration))

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Thornburgh discusses the impact that becoming involved with the labor movement had on her life, the effects of blacklisting on union members, segregation in the textile mills, the textile workers' strike of 1934, violence during the strike, and politics.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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