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

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