Donald Roper

An ambassador for the textile industry in and around Piedmont, Donald Roper is also the area historian. A self-described “linthead” for his upbringing on Cotton Mill Hill, Roper speaks fondly of his years in the mill village. He shines a positive light on the textile industry, proclaiming that it provided jobs and social benefits to families in the community.


Roper at the 2001 Fall Folklife Festival, McKissick Museum