The Dam Fighters
In 1972, 300 retired farmers, factory workers, and school teachers fought and prevented 14 Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) dams in western North Carolina. This is their story, told in their own voices, with their own letters, photographs, and audio recordings. Click "LEARN MORE" above to read an overview of the group's efforts. Click "READ" below to explore primary sources about the "Dam Fighters." Click "LISTEN" to hear a "Dam Fighter" describe the group's efforts . Click "WATCH" to view a video, narrated by an original "Dam Fighter."