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Karen Sieber is a public historian specializing in community histories and riots and resistance. She is best known as the creator of Visualizing the Red Summer. Sieber is the co-author of a chapter on the Loray Mill in the upcoming book, Where are the Workers: Labor’s Stories at Museums and Historic Sites, out in June of 2022 from the University of Illinois Press. She was part of a team that developed digital exhibits, a community archive, and a history center in the renovated Loray Mill in recent years. Sieber currently works as a Humanities Officer for the Minnesota Humanities Center. For more on her work visit www.ksieber.com.
Karen Sieber tells us of the effort to honor the memory of slain union organizer Ella May Wiggins and the struggle for power by textile workers in the South.
The city of Gastonia, North Carolina, has grappled with how to remember the Loray Mill Strike of 1929 for decades. Read more →