In 2017, we spoke with numerous former Rocky Mount Mills workers, their families, and other community members with stories to tell about the Mills. Below, you can access six interviews that we conducted with former mill workers who worked at the mill in various eras of the twentieth century. While we focused specifically on “Closing Stories,” memories and stories from the last years of the mill’s operation in the 1990s, all of the interviews provide a fascinating window into the day-to-day life as a mill worker at Rocky Mount Mills. For more on the creation of this exhibit, see this blog post.
We’d still like to talk to former workers about their memories of working at Rocky Mount Mills. If you’re interested in participating, you can sign up here. If you have questions or comments, email project manager Elijah Gaddis: firstname.lastname@example.org.