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Retirees and Workers and Union Hall Election Night, 21 August 1991

 Item
Identifier: L1995-13_AV0631

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

  • 21 August 1991

Restrictions on Access

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

Biographical Note

L.C. Wright was a loom fixer at the Fieldcrest Cannon Mill in Kannapolis, N.C.

Extent

1 item(s) (video (28:42 duration))

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Abstract

Wright and several other retirees discuss there involvement in the current drive to organize a union at Fieldcrest Cannon. The second half of this video consists of George Stoney and Judith Helfand talking with union organizers. They discuss the issues that they have had with the company as organizers, the lack of knowledge around the textile workers' strike of 1934, and the support they have received during the current union organizing drive.

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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