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Carlee Drye, April 2, 1980. Interview H-0005.
Retired Union President Discusses Efforts at Hiring More African Americans at Alcoa: Carlee Drye was a founding member of the local union for aluminum workers in Badin, North Carolina, which later merged with the Steel Workers of America. Drye served as president of the local in the 1950s, during which time he worked actively to change policies of racial discrimination in the Alcoa aluminum plant. He retired from the plant and from the union in 1970s. He speculates about relations between the union, the community, and Alcoa following his retirement.
Interviewee: Carlee Drye    Interviewer: Rosemarie Hester, George Holt
Duration: 02:01:06     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 6 excerpts.