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Organized Labor Film Series: Finally Got the News (1970)

The second of two films on the history of organized labor, in preparation for the Oct. 22nd public forum on The Politics of Work. Hosted by the Platypus Affiliated Society and United Campus Workers.

Documentary about the League of Revolutionary Black Workers, a radical black workers' group based in the car factories of Detroit. Through interviews with members, supporters and opponents as well as footage of leafleting and picket lines, the film documents their attempts to build a radical black workers' organization to take on both management and the union and fight to improve conditions for all workers, black and white. Also explored is the educational 'tracking' system for both white and black youth, the role of African American women in the labor force, and relations between white and black workers.

Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm

John C Hodges Library, 129
1015 Volunteer Blvd, Knoxville TN

Event Type

Exhibits & Films


Humanities & Social Sciences, Diversity & Inclusion


Current Students, Faculty & Staff, General Public




Contact Name

Grady Lowery

Contact Email

Contact Phone

(615) 585-5345

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