The Uprising of '34
- Aired: 06/25/1995
- Expires: 10/06/2012
- Rating: NR
How could such a pivotal moment in American history be kept a secret for 60 years? Textile workers recall with pride the long-supressed story of the General Textile Strike of 1934 when 500,000 Southern mill laborers walked off their jobs. George Stoney, Judith Helfand and Susanne Rostock's probing film explores how the strike still impacts labor, power and economics in the South today.
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