G. Robert Vincent Voice Library
Lansing Auto Town Gallery

Lee Richardson III, an African American, discusses his career as a production worker and UAW member at the Fisher Body plant in Lansing, MI

Lee talks about standing in a line that ran four blocks to the elementary school to apply and being hired in September 1977. He describes his impression of the size of the plant, his first jobs and discovering they were not as easy as they looked. Lee tells about finishing college, being a per diem supervisor, and watching Sexton High School football games from the factory roof.

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