The University Libraries invites the university and local communities to learn more about the Highlander Research and Education Center as it celebrates its 75th anniversary. All programs in the Documentaries in Library series will be on Tuesday evenings at the Hodges Library’s Lindsay Young Auditorium from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM and are free and open to the public. The programs feature a documentary film showing and discussion lead by filmmakers, Highlander activists, and UT faculty.
Upcoming film on Tuesday, Oct. 2: Uprising of ’34 Discussion Leader: Anne Mayhew, Professor Emerita UTK
Uprising of ’34 tells the story of the General Strike of 1934, a massive but little-known strike by hundreds of thousands of southern textile workers. After three weeks the strike was stopped and the strikers were denied jobs. Sixty years later this strike is virtually unknown, and union representation in the South still suspect.