March 11, 2018
TOPIC: WOMEN IN LABOR HISTORY/
THE REAL NORMA RAE
GUEST: RAY LIGHT
(COLLEAGUE OF CRYSTAL LEE SUTTON)
Crystal Lee Sutton (née Pulley; December 31, 1940 – September 11, 2009) was an American union organizer and advocate who gained fame in 1979 when the film Norma Rae was released, based on events related to her being fired from her job at the J.P. Stevens plant in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, on May 30, 1973, for "insubordination" after she copied an anti-union letter posted on the company bulletin board.