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This Day in History: UAW Stages Sitdown Stike at Lakewood GM Plant

The view looking south on McDonough Boulevard--in front of the Lakewood Assembly Plant (1947)
The view looking south on McDonough Boulevard--in front of the Lakewood Assembly Plant (1947)
Credit Georgia State University Library

This Sunday is Nov. 16.  If we were to turn Atlanta’s clock back 78 years to that date in 1936, we’d be witness to the United Autoworkers Union’s first automobile sitdown strike – an event staged at the Lakewood General Motors plant on McDonough Boulevard.  Georgia State University Associate Professor of History Dr. Clifford Kuhn revisits the strike with WABE’s Steve Goss…A conversation with Dr. Clifford Kuhn