Sofía Kearns; Madeline Brousseau; Reilly Caldwell
Madeline Brousseau; Reilly Caldwell; Sofía Kearns
Video interview with Carlos Tobón. Carlos Tobón started working in the Colombian textile industry at the age of eighteen. He worked in the Fabricato Mill as a weaver for ten years before immigrating to the United States in 1970. In his oral history, Carlos details how and why he came to the U.S. He started working in textiles in Rhode Island, and when the company closed there, he came to Greenville, SC, where he worked in the Woodside and Beatty Mills. He provides details about his job as a weaver, and compares his job in Greenville to his former one in Medellín.
Faculty Scholarship, Student Scholarship
Tobón, Carlos; Kearns, Sofía; Ramos, Ingrid; Cox, Marina; and Maness, Whitney, "Carlos Tobón" (2018). Oral Histories of Colombian Textile Workers in Greenville, SC. 13.
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