VIS 82.518.02 General Textile Strike of 1934

General Textile Strike of 1934

Title General Textile Strike of 1934
Photographer Unknown
Description View of strikers gathered outside the Newnan Textile Mill, in Newnan Georgia.
Geographic Location Newnan (Ga.)
Subject Strikes--United States
Textile Workers' Strike, Southern States, 1934
Textile industry strikes--Georgia--Newnan
Textile industry strikes--United States
Textile industry unions--Georgia--Newnan
Textile industry unions--United States
Labor unions--Georgia--Newnan
Labor unions--United States
Organizations--United States
Employee rights--Georgia--Newnan
Employee rights--United States
New Deal, 1933-1939--Georgia
Commercial organizations--Georgia--Newnan
Textile industry--Georgia--Newnan
Textile industry--United States
Textile mill workers--Georgia--Newnan
Detention facilities--Georgia--Atlanta
Detention facilities--Georgia--Atlanta
Forts & fortifications--United States
Date Original 1934 September 17
Date Digital 2006
Type 4 x 5 in. black and white negative;
Digital Format JPEG
Catalogue Number VIS 82.518.02
Collection Kenneth Rogers Photographs
Publisher Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305;
Rights This material is protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S Code) Permission ofr use must be cleared through The Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.
Notes On Labor Day in 1934, textile workers in the northeast and southeast began a strike against their treatment by employers at the mills. In response to the strike 72,000 southern textile workers were blacklisted from the mills. The strike led to the formation of the Textile Workers Union of America (TWUA) in 1939. This work is filed as an image collected by Kenneth Rogers, the photographer is unknown.
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