Oral Histories of Colombian Textile Workers in Greenville, SC

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Whitney Maness; Sofía Kearns


Sofía Kearns


Video interview with Dario and Haydée López. Haydée is from Panama and Dario is from Medellín. They begin their oral history talking about their early lives, how they started in the textile industry, how they met in Panama, and immigrated to the United States to work in the Rhode Island textile industry. They eventually heard about textiles in Greenville, SC, and they share the story of how they made their way there. Dario and Haydée tell about working in the Greenville area mills, and the conditions there. They talk about starting their own business and retiring from the textile industry. Dario and Haydée close their oral history sharing some memories of working in textiles.

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Faculty Scholarship, Student Scholarship




Greenville (S.C)


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Darío y Haydée López