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Highland Reunion Interview 2, 13 August 1991

Identifier: L1995-13_AV0648

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: 13 August 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. Foots Weaver was a textile worker and union organizer in Knoxville, Tenn. Homer Coleman was a textile worker and union member in Knoxville, Tenn.


1 item(s) (video (30:47 duration))

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Thornburgh, Weaver, and Coleman discuss their first union strike and lockout. Thornburgh describes being blacklisted and the role of newspapers in spreading word about the union.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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