(6583) Strikes, Violence, Textile Workers, Trion, Georgia, 1934

Armed workers from the Trion Cotton Mill block the exterior of the building during the Georgia textile workers strike.

Caption on the back of the photograph reads: “Pickets carrying sticks, iron bars, and clubs in front of the Trion Cotton Mill, Trion, GA. Here two persons – one an officer – were killed in a clash Sept. 5. Deputy Sheriff W.M. Hix and J.B. Blalock, a strike sympathizer, were shot fatally. After the fight the pickets reformed their lines and the mill closed. The picket with the bandaged neck is Mac Harris, wounded in the fight.”

Photograph courtesy of the Edward Levinson Collection

(6583) Strikes, Violence, Textile Workers, Trion, Georgia, 1934
Date: 
1934-09-05
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Photograph
Photographer: 
Unknown
PhotoID: 
6583