Interview with Louie Stacy, Ruby Stacy, October 8, 1986
Project: Women and Collective Protest Oral History Project
Interview SummaryR. and L. Stacy describe their lives before, during, and after participating in two different strikes in Brookside. L. Stacy describes his involvement with the first strike around 1964, where he stayed out for a year before moving to Detroit to work in construction. After about five years, L. Stacy returned to Brookside and thought working conditions would improve since the mines were bought by Eastover Mining Company. After working at Brookside for a second time, the miners went out on strike again in 1973. It was this second strike where R. Stacy and other coal miners' spouses and women in the community joined in the efforts. R. Stacy discusses how the Brookside Women's Club was formed and its impact on women in the community. Both R. and L. Stacy discuss their roles during the strike and share memories. They both tell the stories of their family histories, history with unions, and their childhoods. R. Stacy describes managing a household during a strike and L. and R. Stacy describe the impact the strike has had on Harlan County, Kentucky.
Interview KeywordStrikes and lockouts--Kentucky Appalachian Region--Social conditions Coal Miners' Strike, Harlan County, Ky.,1973 Coal miners--Labor unions--Organizing Coal mines and mining--Kentucky Coal--Kentucky Communities Families Labor unions--Strike benefits Coal camps Occupations Salaries Religion Sweetheart contracts Strikes and lockouts--Coal mining--Kentucky Coal industry Grievances Children Childhood Family histories Work environment Harlan County (Ky.)
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Stacy, Louie Interview by Sally Ward Maggard. 08 Oct. 1986. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
Stacy, L. (1986, October 08). Interview by S. W. Maggard. Women and Collective Protest Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.
Stacy, Louie, interview by Sally Ward Maggard. October 08, 1986, Women and Collective Protest Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
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