Interview with Mary Ursula Blackwell Baker

Title

Interview with Mary Ursula Blackwell Baker

Interviewer

Constance Myers

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Abstract

IN PROCESSING

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.

Publication Date

Summer 7-27-1977

Unique Identifier

OH 030

Format

6 Cassettes

Length

5 hours, 30 minutes

Restrictions

This interview is not open for use.

Keywords

Trade Union, ERA, Divorce, Cotton Mill Town Life

Notes

Additional interview dates are July 28, 1977 and July 29, 1977.

Interview with Mary Ursula Blackwell Baker

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

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