Who was Ruth Rouse and why should you care?

Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine, taken May 1913 ( Ruth Rous, on loc.gov )

If you are looking for your southern ancestors’ story, you need to know about the textile mills.  Join me at NGS in Raleigh May 9-13, specifically Thursday Morning at 8am (yes, you can do it!) for The Industrial Revolution Comes Home: Textile Mills and Your Ancestors and we will talk about Ruth, murder, communists, and many other things that impacted your post Civil War Southern family.  See you then!