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Phillips Russell, November 18, 1974. Interview B-0011-3.
Southern Writer Describes His Part in Worker Education Programs During the 1930s and 1940s: Southern writer and University of North Carolina professor Charles Phillips Russell describes his participation as a teacher in worker education programs during the 1930s and 1940s. Focusing specifically on the Southern Summer School for Workers and the Black Mountain College Institute of the Textile Workers of America, Russell compares the role of faculty, the role of students, and the curriculum at each institution. In addition, he speculates on schools of thought endorsing political action and economic action within the labor movement, specifically as they related to worker education.
Interviewee: Phillips Russell    Interviewer: Mary Frederickson
Duration: 01:03:34     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 4 excerpts.