Interview with Thomas Griffith, April 5, 2022

Collection: Athens Oral History Project

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Description

Thomas Griffith was born in Madison County and moved with his family to Athens as a young teen. Throughout the interview, he stresses the importance of his mother’s Christian faith in instilling strong morals in him and his brothers and her determination to bring them up correctly after his father passed away. He compares the education he received during segregation to the education his children received after integration and recalls his active role in advocating for workers’ rights, particularly within the union. Griffith recounts a lawsuit the workers filed against Westinghouse Electric Corporation on the grounds of discrimination and their victory.

Date

2022-04-05

Identifier

RBRL361AOHP-031

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Duration

71 minutes



Citation

Thomas Griffith and William Breeding, “Interview with Thomas Griffith, April 5, 2022,” UGA Special Collections Libraries Oral Histories, accessed February 26, 2024, https://georgiaoralhistory.libs.uga.edu/RBRL361AOHP/RBRL361AOHP-031.

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