G. Robert Vincent Voice Library
Lansing Auto Town Gallery

Walter Bennefield, an African American, discusses his career as a UAW production worker and GM production manager at the Fisher Body plant in Lansing, MI

Walt describes being overwhelmed when he was hired in September 1968, joining management in 1978 and finding it difficult to supervise people he worked with on the line. Walt describes a typical day for supervisors, the dress code for supervisors, meeting his wife in the plant and their struggles with an interracial marriage.

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