“We Were Not Ladies. We Were Women.”
Produced, written and directed by Greg Boozell
Edited by Jon Biewen and Greg Boozell
Story Consultant, Karen Everett
Narrated by Kim Holmes
Actors (In Order of Appearance)
Interviews (In Order Of Appearance)
Organizer, Illinois Education Association
Professor of History, University of Dayton
Dominic Bertinetti. Jr.
Associate Professor of History, Northern Illinois University
Archival interviews were largely taken from the University of Illinois at Springfield Oral History Collection. Two oral history projects from the collection provide a treasure trove of first person accounts of the Illinois Mine War in the words and voices of people who were there.
The COAL MINING AND UNION ACTIVITIES PROJECT features interviews by Nick Cherniavsky, Barbara “Bobbe” Herndon and Rex Rhodes recorded in 1972-74.
ILLINOIS COAL: THE LEGACY OF AN INDUSTRIAL SOCIETY includes interviews by Kevin Corley, Carl Oblinger, and Brenda Griffin conducted 1985-86. Kevin Corley can be heard interviewing Ada Miller and John Wittka.
Selected Archival Interviews (In Order of Appearance)
Greg Boozell and Chris Sinnott
Emily LaBarbera-Twarog, Bill Gorrell, Lisa Andrew, UMWA District 12, Ken Davis and Linda Paul
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