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Norma Rae

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What do you know about "Norma Rae"? I mean, aside from the five second clip which is shown at the Oscars every year of Sally Field standing on top​ of a table holding a sign that says "UNION".

Did you know she was a real person? Did you know that the movie helped union efforts in the United States (briefly) before Ronald Reagan came into office? If you are reading this on Labor Day, did you know that unions are the reason you likely have today off? There are so many questions. Thankfully, myself, Dawn and our friend and union organizer Lolita are hear to provide the answers.

Sources used for this episode include:

  1. The Real 'Norma Rae' Is Anguished by the Hollywood Replay of Her Life and Battles - People.com

  2. 40 Years Ago, Norma Rae Understood How Corporations Weaponized Race - The Atlantic

  3. Crystal Lee Sutton dies at 68; union organizer inspired Oscar-winning film ‘Norma Rae’ - Elaine Woo, The Los Angeles Times

  4. Crystal Lee Sutton: The Organizer - Maggie Jones, New York Times Magazine

  5. U.S. History In Film - Just How Accurate Is "Norma Rae"?

  6. Remembering 'Norma Rae' - Why Does Hollywood Render Unions And The Working Class Invisible? - Robert Nathan and Jo-Ann Mort - The Nation

  7. “I Was Doing Something I Didn’t Even Think I Could Do”: Crystal Lee Sutton and the Campaign to Unionize J.P. Stevens by Joey Ann Fink -  A thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in the Department of History.

 

 

[Biopics (Mostly) Suck does not claim ownership of the information contained in the links above. The intent for providing the links to sources above is to provide due credit.]

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