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Mill Mother's Lament, song lyrics
Song: Mill Mother's Lament
We leave our home in the morning,
And when we draw our money,
How it grieves the heart of a mother,
I hope this will be a warning,
It is for our little children,
But understand, all workers,
1 - Ella May Wiggins (1900 - 1929) biography. Ella May Wiggins was a skilled spinner, who joined the National Textile Works Union. On September 14, 1929, the truck in which she was riding was ambushed and stopped and she was shot through the heart.
2 - Gastonia Textile Strike of 1929, North Carolina.
3 - New Book Chronicles Ella May Wiggins, Lincoln Herarld, August 8, 2015, about the Loray Hill, in Gastonia, North Carolina.
4 - In Memoriam: Ella May Wiggins, Southern Labor Activist, by Ashely Sayeau, The Nation, September 14, 2010.
5 - A Historic Textile Mill Begins a New Chapter, by C.J. Hughes, New York Times, May 7, 2013.
6 - North Carolina Workers Strike in Gastonia from the University of North Carolina.
7 - Loray Mill Project, from the University of North Carolina, at Chapel Hill.
8 - Women in the 1929 Textile Strikes in Elizabethton, Tennessee and Gastonia, North Carolina, by Steven K. Knapp, East Tennessee State University.