Interview with Mary Ursula Blackwell Baker
Mary Ursula Blackwell Baker (1921-1995), formerly the executive secretary of the AFL-CIO Building Trades Council and a field representative for the Urban League, shares her recollections about Southern cotton mill town life and her trade union work activities since the mid-1940s including her involvement with strikes and lockouts. Also, she discusses her parents and grandparents, her childhood during the Great Depression, religion, political views, divorce, the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), traveling and those who made an impression on her life.
5 hours, 30 minutes
This interview is not open for use.
Trade Union, ERA, Divorce, Cotton Mill Town Life
Blackwell Baker, Mary Ursula, "Interview with Mary Ursula Blackwell Baker" (1977). Winthrop University Oral History Program. OH 030.
LC Subject Headings
Baker, Mary Ursula Blackwell -- Childhood and youth, Women in the labor movement, Women labor union members, International Hod Carriers’, Building, and Common Laborers’ Union of America -- Officials and employees, Cotton manufacture -- South Carolina, Textile industry -- South Carolina, Labor unions, Strikes and lockouts, Equal rights amendments, Depressions 1929