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Seeking the Voices: The Making of Union Time

Matthew Barr and Cornelia Wright Barr reflect on the creation of Union Time: Fighting for Workers’ Rights. The documentary, which draws heavily on oral historical methods, follows the story of workers at the Smithfield Pork Processing plant in Tar Heel, North Carolina, as they fought for safe, fair working conditions—and won.  Read a review of […]

The Struggle For Workers Rights In The 1970s South

The Struggle For Workers Rights In The 1970s South In the 1970s, the small town of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina was dominated by the J.P. Stevens textile mills, which controlled many aspects of its workers’ lives.  A coalition made up of workers from different races, genders and religious backgrounds came together and won the right to a […]

Oral History Review

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