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Blanche Willis Interview, 23 August 1991

 Item
Identifier: L1995-13_AV0533

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.

Dates

  • 23 August 1991

Restrictions on Access

All of the interviews are available online in GSU's Digital Collections.

Biographical / Historical

Blanche Willis worked in domestic service and later as cleaning staff at a textile mill in Kannapolis, N.C.

Extent

1 item(s) (video (28:24 duration))

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Abstract

Willis discusses her work as a domestic servant, her husband's work in the mills both pre and post integration, and her childhood in Kannapolis.

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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