Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Friday: Screening of "Finally Got the News" at NYU

FINALLY GOT THE NEWS is a forceful, unique documentary that reveals the activities of the League of Revolutionary Black Workers inside and outside the auto factories of Detroit. Through interviews with the members of the movement, footage shot in the auto plants, and footage of leafleting and picketing actions, the film documents their efforts to build an independent black labor organization that, unlike the UAW, will respond to worker's problems, such as the assembly line speed-up and inadequate wages faced by both black and white workers in the industry.

When: Friday, November 30, 6:00 PM

Where: NYU Dept. of Sociology, Puck Bldg,

4th Floor 295 Lafayette St. NY, NY 10012

And don't take our word for it. Here's what Manning Marable has to say about the film:
"Although most histories of the Civil Rights and Black Power movements give greater attention to [other groups]... the League [of Revolutionary Black Workers] was in many respects the most significant expression of black radical thought and activism in the 1960s. The League took the impetus for Black Power and translated it into a fighting program focusing on industrial workers."—Manning Marable, Director, Institute for Research in African-American Studies, Professor of History, Columbia University
If you want educate yourself about the League of Revolutionary Black Workers but can't attend the film, check out these books: Detroit, I Do Mind Dying: A Study in Urban Revolution and Class, Race, and Worker Insurgency.

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