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Mill Mother’s Lament: Child Labor, Protest Music, and Mill Work in North Carolina

Thursday, September 7, 2017
11:00 am12:00 pm
Mill Mother’s Lament: Child Labor, Protest Music, and Mill Work in North Carolina

Join Dr. McDaniel as she discusses North Carolina labor songs and links them to issues of child labor and family in mill villages in North Carolina.

After the talk, please visit The Photography of Lewis Hine: Exposing Child Labor in North Carolina, 1908-1918, on loan from the North Carolina Museum of History, Raleigh, NC, and on exhibit at BRAHM from August 12 until November 4, 2017.

The talk will be accompanied by locally-baked goods and coffee from Boone-based Hatchet Coffee Company. It is free for members and $5 suggested donation for non-members.

About the Speaker
Layne McDaniel is an instructor in the history department at ASU. Her undergraduate degree is from Wofford
College. Both her masters and doctorate are from Emory University. She specializes in women’s, textile, and education history in the nineteenth and early twentieth century South. She lives in Boone with her husband, daughter, cat, and dog. She produces art quilts and poetry in her spare time.

Photo Credit: Carolina Cotton Mill by Lewis W. Hine, 1908.