G. Robert Vincent Voice Library
Lansing Auto Town Gallery

Willie Fuller, an African American, discusses his career as a production worker and UAW member at the Fisher Body plant in Lansing, MI

Willie describes being raised in Monroe, Louisiana. He attended college and hired into Fisher in August 1969. He describes work in the Body Shop where a majority of workers were black and were spread out on the line "so they couldn't talk." Willie spent a short time as a per diem supervisor but decided to get active in the UAW and was elected committeeman. He discusses racism, graffiti, and daily life in the factory.

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