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Lucille Thornburgh, Charles Taylor, Jeanne Childs, and Joe Jacobs Interviews, 29 December 1991

Identifier: L1995-13_AV0518

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: 29 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. Charles Taylor worked with the Carolina Alliance for Fair Employment. Jeanne Childs was textile worker from Greenville, S.C. Joe Jacobs was a lawyer who worked extensively with labor unions throughout his career. In addition, Jacobs was an organizer during the 1934 strike as well as serving as the Southern Regional Director for the United Textile Workers of America.


1 item(s) (video (26:48 duration))

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Thornburgh, Taylor and Childs discuss some of the songs sung in Knoxville, Tenn. during the textile workers' strike of 1934, the significance of the history of the strike, why the strike has been forgotten, the echos of the strike that Taylor and Childs have found in their own organizing work, and looking at the strike as a worker led movement. Jacobs discusses dealing with union members problems after the textile workers' strike of 1934.

Repository Details

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