Interview with Millard Wayne Perry and Daisy Couch Perry, October 24, 1986

Project: Women and Collective Protest Oral History Project

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Millard Wayne Perry, and Daisy Couch Perry, a couple who participated in the Brookside strike, begin the interview with the story of how Wayne became employed at Brookside. Subsequently, Wayne Perry recalls his most vivid memories of the strike. Wayne Perry then considers the benefits of the strike and the reaction of the local public to the strike. How Wayne became blacklisted from many coal mining jobs is explained. Additionally, Daisy Perry describes the beginning of the strike, as well as how she managed the Perry household during the strike. Daisy also details her expectations of the strike, and her experiences out on the picket line. Life in the Brookside coal camp is also discussed. Daisy Perry then elaborates upon her experience with the strike. Lessons learned from the strike and the Brookside Women's Club are examined. Daisy Perry's children and family are explored. Daisy also recalls what life was like for her family during the strike. The background of Daisy Perry is discussed. Perry speculates upon the future of her children, as well as how she met her husband. The Perry family finances during the strike are illustrated. Perry also lists her favorite place to live. Perry concludes the interview with an overview of her expectations for her future when she was younger, her experience with a recent flood, close friends she made from the strike, and the dynamics between her children and their grandparents.

Interview Accession

1987oh037_ws045

Interviewee Name

Daisy Couch Perry

Millard Wayne Perry

Interviewer Name

Sally Ward Maggard

Interview Date

1986-10-24

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Perry, Daisy Couch Interview by Sally Ward Maggard. 24 Oct. 1986. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Perry, D.C. (1986, October 24). Interview by S. W. Maggard. Women and Collective Protest Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Perry, Daisy Couch, interview by Sally Ward Maggard. October 24, 1986, Women and Collective Protest Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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