In the following multimedia companion pieces to this week’s cover story, “Mountain Shame,” we offer a narrated slide show of images culled from a newly unveiled scrapbook that documents the violent 1929 labor strikes in Marion, N.C. We’ve also posted the audio documentary, Strike, which examines the demonstrations and there effects on the rural mountain town.
Slide show produced by Jake Frankel
Scrapbook imagery courtesy of the family of Arthur M. DeBruhl
Photos by Jonathan Welch
The audio documentary Strike first aired on WNCW-FM in 2005 as a five-part series. It is made available here by permission of WNCW and Isothermal Community College:
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About Jake Frankel
Jake Frankel is an award-winning journalist who enjoys covering a wide range of topics, from politics and government to business, education and entertainment.
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