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Kannapolis (N.C.)

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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 43 Collections and/or Records:

Fieldcrest Cannon Workers Interview

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Identifier: L1995-13_AV0686
Abstract This video features unidentified pro-union workers from the Fieldcrest Cannon plant in Kannapolis, N.C. The workers discuss why the union is important them, their feelings about the lost union election, their concerns returning to work after the election, and various grievances that they have with the company.
Dates: 1987-1995

Honeycutt Family and J.K. Rouse Interviews, 22 August 1991

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Identifier: L1995-13_AV0543
Abstract The Honeycutt family discusses the 1991 unionization campaign at Cannon Mills. Rouse discusses how he came to Kannapolis, his education, his work at the YMCA, the relationship between the Cannon family and the Kannapolis YMCA, the National Recovery Act, and other topics.
Dates: 22 August 1991

Honeycutt Family Interview 1, 22 August 1991

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Identifier: L1995-13_AV0441
Abstract The Honeycutt family discusses how working at Cannon Mills has changed over the years, the differences in the current union organizing campaign differs from the one in the 1930s, and other topics.
Dates: 22 August 1991

Honeycutt Family Interview 2, 21 August 1991

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Identifier: L1995-13_AV0542
Abstract The Honeycutt family discusses the current perceptions of the union in regard to the 1991 union campaign, the shift in ownership in the mills from local ownership to absentee owners, how work in the mills has changed over the years and other topics.
Dates: 21 August 1991

J. G. (Wingate) Krause and Cynthia Haynes Interview, 23 August 1991

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Identifier: L1995-13_AV0548
Abstract Krause discusses his memories of Charles Cannon and his years working at the Cannon Mill as well as African Americans at the mill and integration efforts. Haynes discusses her involvement in union organizing, working at the Cannon Mill, strikes, and the negative public opinion of union efforts.
Dates: 23 August 1991

J.G. Krause and Wingate Interview, 23 August 1991

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Identifier: L1995-13_AV0526
Abstract J.G. Krause and Wingate discuss the Cannon Mill and Wingate's duties as a National Guardsman during union strikes in 1934 and 1935.
Dates: 23 August 1991

Joe Jacobs, Lucille Thornburgh, and Union Organizers Interview 7, 28 December 1991

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Identifier: L1995-13_AV0595
Abstract Jacobs, Thornburgh and the union organizers discuss racism and gender discrimination in the mills, the ways in which the union helped to fight the above, and other topics.
Dates: 28 December 1991

Joe Jacobs, Lucille Thornburgh, and Union Organizers Interview 8, 28 December 1991

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Identifier: L1995-13_AV0596
Abstract Jacobs, Thornburgh, and union organizers discuss the shame associated with the strike, feelings of shame associated with being a textile worker, racism and segregation, and other topics.
Dates: 28 December 1991

L. Boyd Deal Interview

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Identifier: L1995-13_AV0362
Abstract Deal discusses labor abuses at Fieldcrest-Cannon, and his role as an organizer of the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union.
Dates: 1987-1995

Laurie Rushmeyer, L. Boyd Deal and Others Interviews

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Identifier: L1995-13_AV0361
Abstract Rushmeyer discusses her work as an organizer, current conditions in the Fieldcrest Cannon plant, tactics used by Fieldcrest Cannon to keep the union out and other topics. Deal, Rushmeyer, Mary, Peggy, and Cynthia discuss the local perceptions of the union, conditions in the Fieldcrest Cannon plant, the Civil Rights movement, relationships between the mill ownership and the town of Kannapolis, the recent union campaign, and other topics.
Dates: 1987-1995

Linda Stout, Susan Plyler, and Connie Leaper Interview

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Identifier: L1995-13_AV0120
Abstract Plyler, Stout, and Leaper discuss working in the textile mill, their reactions to learning about the textile workers' strike of 1934, the education system, and other topics.
Dates: 1987-1995

Lucille Thornburgh and Cannon Mills Textile Workers Interview, 28 December 1991

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Identifier: L1995-13_AV0447
Abstract The textile workers in this video were working to unionize Cannon Mills in 1991. The workers read letters written by various participants of the 1934 strike and react to their contents. Thornburgh discusses her involvement with the textile workers' strike of 1934, the letters she wrote to Washington, D.C., and how the strike has impacted her life.
Dates: 28 December 1991

Lucille Thornburgh, Roy Wade, Don Rodgers and Connie Leper Interview, 29 December 1991

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Identifier: L1995-13_AV0522
Abstract Thornburgh, Wade, Rodgers, and Leper discuss how companies use footage of the textile workers' strike of 1934 as a way to convince employees not join the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union (ACTWU), also discussed is the issue of race and union organizing.
Dates: 29 December 1991

Mary A. Wright and L.C. Wright Interview 1

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Identifier: L1995-13_AV0333
Abstract Wright talks about union organizing in the 1970s, retirement benefits, labor laws, and the tactics which mills used to keep their workforce from organzing.
Dates: 1987-1995

Mary A. Wright and L.C. Wright Interview 2

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Identifier: L1995-13_AV0334
Abstract Wright talks about union organizing in the 1970s, his family, concerns about economic conditions, and other topics.
Dates: 1987-1995

Pauline Pearson Interview

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Identifier: L1995-13_AV0628
Abstract Haynes discusses working in the textile mill with an unidentified woman. Pearson discusses her uncle Red Lisk, a union organizer during the 1934 union organizing drive, working in the textile mill, and her opinions on union organizing.
Dates: 1987-1995

Plant 6 Women

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Identifier: L1995-13_AV0633
Abstract Haynes and other women from the Fieldcrest Cannon plant 6 discuss working conditions in the plant, the contested union election, the state of industry in Kannapolis, and other topics. Haynes and another woman named Hazel discuss working in the cotton mills and related health issues, including brown lung.
Dates: 1987-1995

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

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Identifier: L1995-13_AV0631
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.
Dates: 21 August 1991

Susan Plyler and Blanton Smith Interviews

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Identifier: L1995-13_AV0440
Abstract Plyler discusses discovering the history of the textile workers' strike of 1934, the impact that it had on her, ideas of working class history, and how history is constructed. Smith discusses moving to Kannapolis from Anderson, S.C., the textile workers' strike of 1934, riding the rails, the bonus army and why he went into the army.
Dates: 1987-1995

Susan Plyler Interview 1, 21 August 1991

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Identifier: L1995-13_AV0528
Abstract Plyler discusses growing up in the textile mill village, the relationship between the mill owner and the mill workers, learning about the textile workers' striker of 1934, how Kannapolis dealt with the pain of the strike, and her work with the Piedmont Peace Project.
Dates: 21 August 1991