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Julius Fry, August 19, 1974. Interview E-0004.
North Carolina Textile Mill Worker and Labor Activist Describes the Formation of a Union in Lumberton, North Carolina: Julius Fry was a textile worker for Mansfield Mill in Lumberton, North Carolina from 1927 to 1943. During the early years of the Great Depression, Fry was increasingly drawn to labor activism, especially after the election of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the rise of the New Deal. Fry describes what it was like to work at the Mansfield Mill, the organization of a union in Lumberton, and his own role within the labor movement in the South.
Interviewee: Julius Fry    Interviewer: William Finger
Duration: 01:31:31     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 8 excerpts.