Zilphia Horton on the Picket Line
Chattanooga, TN, 1940s
Photographer: Highlander Archive
Horton, co-worker with founder Myles Horton, was a moving
singer, accomplished songleader and a labor organizer.
interested in participatory theater, she laid the foundation
for a strong, enduring cultural program at Highlander.
traveled to communities throughout the South singing
at union meetings, picket sites, organizing drives.