October’s featured speaker is Hannah Thompson, a second year student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with senior status. Ms. Thompson was born and raised in Nebo, N.C.. Hannah’s major is Communication Studies with minors in Conflict Management and History. Her topic is the 1929 textile strike in Marion involving Marion Mfg. and Clinchfield Mfg..
During this strike 6 people were killed and others injured. The strike was so divisive, it was reported that no church would hold services for the slain workers. Instead, their coffins were placed on saw horses in a field near the mill.
Come listen to this important piece of local history and enjoy free refreshments.