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This article examines the life of David Clark, editor of the 'Southern Textile Bulletin,' a trade journal for textile workers. Clark was born in Raleigh in 1877 and attended North Carolina State College and Cornell University where he received degrees in engineering. The article spends particular time on Clark's role in defending racism in the South and his efforts to protect the interests of the textile industry.
David Clark (1877-1955), an ultra-conservative spokesman for southern textile industrialists, worked to halt child labor legislation in interest of textile mills and the Farmers' States Rights League, which relied heavily on child labor in the early 1900s.