Women textile workers
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Charles H. Martin collection of copies of the testimony of Leah Young and Annie Mae Leathers, textile workers
Four photocopied pages of testimony by Leah Young and Annie Mae Leathers, dated October 2, 1934. Young had been charged under Georgia's insurrection law after passing out literature at the Exposition Cotton Mill where she worked. The originals are part of the International Labor Defense Papers (Schomburg Center, New York Public Library).
In 1934, Southern textile workers took the lead in a nationwide strike that saw half a million workers walk off their jobs in the largest single-industry strike in the history of the United States. This finding aid describes the digitized oral history-style interviews available in Georiga State University Library's Digital Collections.