E26: The League of Revolutionary Black Workers. With Jerome Scott [55 minutes]

June 19, 2021 00:55:21
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E26: The League of Revolutionary Black Workers. With Jerome Scott [55 minutes]
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Show Notes

Auto manufacturers in Detroit in the 1960s were among the largest private employers of Black workers. In 1969, black auto workers created the League of Revolutionary Black Workers. In this episode, Jerome Scott, a founding member of the LRBW, tells us about its motivations and accomplishments, why it was Black workers who began these revolutionary union movements, and how highly they valued political education and analysis. 

Jerome Scott is a member of the League of Revolutionaries for a New America, and a founding director of Project South Institute for the Elimination of Poverty and Genocide. He is a founding member of the League of Revolutionary Black Workers

Further reading:

https://daily.jstor.org/league-revolutionary-black-workers/

https://daily.jstor.org/the-detroit-rebellion/

https://www.haymarketbooks.org/books/458-detroit-i-do-mind-dying

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