Interview with Lois Scott, September 15, 1986

Project: Women and Collective Protest Oral History Project

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Lois Scott talks about taking adult education courses and passing the exam for her G.E.D. She talks about her work with the Harlan County Black Lung Association during and after the Brookside Mine Strike. She talks about a trip to Washington, D.C. to meet with the UMWA. She talks about a man working for the UMWA who did research on all of the senators and their aides. This man was later fired by Arnold Miller, and Scott discusses how this changed her opinion of Miller. She talks about how she was forced to resign her position as secretary-treasurer of the Harlan County Black Lung Association after challenging the president on budget matters. Scott talks about a union miner, Tommy Ferguson, and his wife's home being shot up by the opposition. She talks about the Brookside Women's Club setting up a guard around the house.

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2018oh529_ws152

Interviewee Name

Lois Scott

Interviewer Name

Sally Ward Maggard

Interview Date

1986-09-15

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Scott, Lois Interview by Sally Ward Maggard. 15 Sep. 1986. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Scott, L. (1986, September 15). Interview by S. W. Maggard. Women and Collective Protest Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Scott, Lois, interview by Sally Ward Maggard. September 15, 1986, Women and Collective Protest Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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