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Lucille Thornburgh, Roy Wade, Don Rodgers and Connie Leper Interview, 29 December 1991

Identifier: L1995-13_AV0522

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. Roy Wade was a union organizer for ACTWU. Don Rodgers was a union organizer for ACTWU. Connie Leper was an organizer with Piedmont Peace Project in Kannapolis, N.C.


1 item(s) (video (29:55 duration))

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Thornburgh, Wade, Rodgers, and Leper discuss how companies use footage of the textile workers' strike of 1934 as a way to convince employees not join the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union (ACTWU), also discussed is the issue of race and union organizing.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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