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Elizabeth Brooks, October 2, 1974. Interview E-0058.
An African American Woman Discusses Her Role in the UNC Food Workers Strike of 1969: Elizabeth Brooks was one of the leaders of the UNC Food Workers Strike of 1969. As a new worker in the Lenoir Dining Hall, Brooks helped to organize the food workers with the help of Preston Dobbins and the Black Student Movement. This interview focuses on the first strike, which was sparked by the unexpected firing of one worker, low wages, and withheld back pay for overtime.
Interviewee: Elizabeth Brooks    Interviewer: Beverly Jones
Duration: 01:04:33     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 8 excerpts.