Interview with Christopher Gastinger, June 25, 1991

Project: Anne Braden Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Chris Gastinger began working at International Harvester in 1946 and became active in the United Farm Equipment Workers' Union (FE), Local 236, when it was created in 1947. In this interview, Gastinger discusses the FE union; how its leaders had close ties to the Communist Party, the interracial unity found amongst union members and the militancy of the union. He speaks about being fired from Harvester and later working for General Box Company. Gastinger also talks about meeting Carl Braden during a strike and the Bradens' reputation in Louisville after the Wade case.

Interview Accession

2006oh215_ab024

Interviewee Name

Christopher Gastinger

Interviewer Name

Catherine Fosl

Interview Date

1991-06-25

Interview Keyword

Civil rights

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Gastinger, Christopher Interview by Catherine Fosl. 25 Jun. 1991. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Gastinger, C. (1991, June 25). Interview by C. Fosl. Anne Braden Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Gastinger, Christopher, interview by Catherine Fosl. June 25, 1991, Anne Braden Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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