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Loy Connelly Cloniger, June 18, 1980. Interview H-0158.
The 1919 Charlotte Streetcar Strike: Former mechanic and streetcar foreman Loy Connelly Cloniger recalls the 1919 Charlotte streetcar strike by the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. Though five strikers were killed, the strikers soon returned to work without the raise they demanded.
Interviewee: Loy Connelly Cloniger    Interviewer: Allen Tullos
Duration: 00:33:18     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 3 excerpts.