G. Robert Vincent Voice Library
Lansing Auto Town Gallery

Roberta Cannon, an African American, discusses her career as a production worker at the Fisher Body plant in Lansing, MI

Roberta talks about moving from Tennessee, meeting her husband Harvey in high school and hiring into Fisher Body in 1978. Roberta talks about her first day in the Trim Shop, childcare duties and working night shift. She tells about her jobs in inspection, relations with bosses, contract supervisors, racism and sexism, her UAW activity on the Civil Rights Committee, Women's Committee, and NAACP. She tells of community service, cooking at the union hall, retiree dinners, and proudly declares her kids are all college educated.

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