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