G. Robert Vincent Voice Library
Lansing Auto Town Gallery

Willie Campbell, an African American, discusses his career as a UAW production worker and skilled trades millwright at the Fisher Body plant in Lansing, MI

Willie recounts his youth in Mississippi, his service in the U.S. Army in Korea, and being hired at Fisher in December 1954. He describes the jobs blacks were placed on, discrimination, and being denied an apprenticeship. He comments on millwright work, family, neighborhood, and retirement.

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