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Waffle discusses the way in which Hill's diaries of her working life are of value to the museum. Hill reads from her diaries and discusses her working life at Loray Mills, the Rex Mill, the Adrian Mill, and the Eagle Mill.
E.O. Friday talks about discrimination against African American workers in the mills, their exclusion from joining the union, and working conditions in the mills. He also discusses Ku Klux Klan activities during this time, his service with the United States Navy, and starting his own business. Alma Friday talks about her education and her early life on a farm.
The first 29 minutes of this video consist of George Stoney and Jamie Stoney shooting exterior footage. Between minutes 29 and 38 the video consists of shots of Friday's home, while Friday and Stoney converse in the background. From minute 38 to the end of the video, Hill shows her diaries to Waffle, and Waffle explains the new textile museum exhibit to her.
Hinson discusses learning about the '34 strike, becoming involved in the project and other topics. McAtter discusses the relationship between industry and organized labor in Gaston County, politics in Gaston County and other topics. London discusses her life in Belmont, N.C. Ward discusses his working life at the Eagle Mill and the '34 strike.
Ward discusses the mutual aid society his father was involved in, unions, and the Firestone Mill in Gastonia, N.C. Gardin introduces the crew to his family, and takes them to Mass with him.
Charlie Wetzel talks about his role in the mill and shows the filmmakers various historic artifacts that came from or were associated with the mills and mill life. Elaine Pruitt talks with George Stoney about potential research for the film (names, places, etc.). Roger Moore talks with Stoney about the process of making the documentary and what Stoney hopes to accomplish through making the film. Bill Pruitt's dialogue is minor and his role in this video is unclear.
Haas discusses working at the A.M. Smyre Mill, labor organizing during the 1930s, and the effects of the Textile Workers' Strike of 1934. Doster discusses his service in the National Guard, working at Springs Industries, working as a loom fixer, working as supervisor, Colonel Elliot Spring, and other topics.
Claude and Mabel Helton talk about working conditions in the mills, the treatment of women textile workers, and the introduction of African American textile workers in the mills. Stoney also shows them footage of pickets in Gastonia, N.C. and New England.
Helton shows Stoney the areas where strikers picketed and where union members lived. Helton and Moore discuss the blacklist and the changes in wages and hours as a result of the New Deal.
Helton discusses his memories of organizing the local union and the 1934 strike. Moore discusses his memories of his father's role as president of the union, local politics, organizing the union and the 1934 strike.
Helton discusses the 1934 strike, and the hearings that followed. Moore discusses the 1934 strike, organizing the union, the local Labor Day celebrations, his father's role in the union, and the defeat of the strike.
Mabel discusses conditions in the mill village, the impact of World War II on women's jobs in the mill, and other topics. Claude discusses the store he ran next to his home, is involvement in the the union and the 1934 strike, his involvement in his local church and other topics.
Helton discusses union local meetings, the mill manufacturers blacklisting union members, and the assistance that the union local gave to blacklisted textile workers.
The first twenty-six minutes of this video is a continuation of the Eagle Mill Reunion. There is no audio for the entirety of this segment (up to 00:26:43). In the latter half of this video, Moses and Stoney talk about the making of the film on-air and take calls from listeners who may have been involved in the 1934 strike.
Elaine Pruitt and George Stoney talk to Made about a railroad station near the Hanes Town mill village. Ernest Moore talks about union organization efforts. Ruby Moore discusses how she managed her household while working at the mill. Friday talks about the African American experience in the mills and the exclusion of African Americans from joining the union.
Friday discusses his retirement and golf. Jaggers discusses his service in World War II, his time as an educator and police officer, and golf. Cloninger discusses her time working in the mills, her childhood, raising her children and her faith.
Friday discusses the 1934 strike and the union. Garrett discusses a photo taken of her during the 1934 strike, the strike, the union, her working life at the Imperial Mill and her childhood. Cloninger discusses the 1934 strike, the unions, her working life at the Imperial Mill and her childhood.
E.O. Friday talks about discrimination against African American workers in the mills, their exclusion from joining the union, and working conditions in the mills. He also discusses Ku Klux Klan activities during this time, his service with the United States Navy, and starting his own business.
Ernest and Ruby discuss their previous jobs, the union, and other topics. Evelyn and Russell Clary discuss Russell's playing with a band in the mill, unionizing; living in mill villages, and other topics.
Gant discusses the textile workers' strike of 1934, how the city of Gastonia reacted to the strike, how the strike was forgotten, union organizing and other topics.