Film clip. Vicky Star. “Back of the Yards” read by Christina Kirk, from Voices of the People’s History of the United States.
“Stella Nowicki” was the assumed name of Vicki Starr, an activist who participated in the campiagn to organize unions in the meatpacking factories of Chicago.
Vicky Starr recounted the conditions of working in the plants and tactics used to organize workers. Actress Christina Kirk reads Starr’s account recalling the economic crisis of the 1930s, on December 5, 2004, at the Independent and Small Press Book Fair, New York, NY.
The excerpt is from Voices of a People’s History of the United States edited by Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove.