G. Robert Vincent Voice Library
Lansing Auto Town Gallery

Richard Hegmon, an African American, discusses his memories as a resident of the Fisher Body neighborhood

Richard recalls walking along Verlinden St. and having the workers call names from the windows at which point Richard and his friends threw rocks and mud at the windows. He talks about the gardens, running track in the parking lot, and life in the neighborhood. Richard remembers the UAW organizing in 1936-37. He discusses racism in the factories and the union and meeting Walter Reuther.

  • 2006-03-22
  • 0:36:08
  • Interviewee:
    • Hegmon, Richard
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