Interview with Bobby Kidd

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Identifier

1997 OH 037

Date

12/12/1996

Description

Bobby Kidd was a coal miner during the 1976-1978 Blue Diamond Mine Coal Strike. While working for Blue Diamond he worked as a roof bolter inside the mine. In this interview Kidd discusses the safety violations that occurred in the mine and management's inability to handle the safety complaints made by the miners. He also talks about why the miners chose the United Mine Workers of America (UMW) to represent them during the strike, how the UMW provided some benefits for the miners during the strike and how the strike affected miners and their families financially. Kidd also discusses the violence that the miners faced from Storm Security Company and his opinion of strike breakers.

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Title

Interview with Bobby Kidd

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Reynolds, Jerrell

Interviewee

Kidd, Bobby

Location

Revelo, Kentucky

Duration

:28:13

Restrictions

none

XML

1997oh037-kidd.xml

Funding Source

Transcription: KOHC

Transcriptionist

Wilcox, Laurie

Abstract Author

Roach-Barrette, Emma

Citation

“Interview with Bobby Kidd,” William H. Berge Oral History Center, accessed June 23, 2018, https://oralhistory.eku.edu/items/show/322.

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