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Conversations: The Uprising of ‘34

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Barely publicized, rarely acknowledged in history books, the General Textile Strike of 1934 remains a stirring yet amazingly forgotten chapter in Southern history. Famed documentarian George Stoney and independent filmmakers Judith Helfand and Susanne Rostock spent nearly six years tracking down and interviewing surviving strikers and their relatives in Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, and North and South Carolina. The result is this film, The Uprising of ‘34, which we will view at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 6 at 700 Hartford Turnpike in Hamden. Refreshments will be served.