Chicago meeting. Indignant Heart: A Black Worker’s Journal—The Roots of the Movement for Black Freedom

February 13, 2018

WHEN: Monday, February 19, 2018, 6:30 PM
WHERE: News and Letters Library, 228 S. Wabash, Room 230, Chicago

News and Letters Committees invites you to a discussion for Black History Month on:

Indignant Heart: A Black Worker’s JournalThe Roots of the Movement for Black Freedom

“Denby’s is an engrossing account of wildcat strikes, union discord, racial disputes within shops, and the gravest problem facing modern workers: the impersonal assembly line with its foremen, useless union stewards, and the oppressive speed-up.”   —William H. Harris, from the Introduction

“Fundamental is Denby’s belief in the power of self-initiated and self-directed action…Second, he opposes the idea that there is ‘no Black question outside the class question.’ This argument is used to keep Black struggles under the control of the trade union officialdom. A third theme is the development of workers’ activities independent of the union officialdom.”   —Jeremy Brecher, In These Times

“The 75 years of Charles Denby’s life are so full of class struggles, Black revolts, freedom movements that they illuminate not only the present but cast a light even on the future…[T]he genius of Charles Denby lies in the fact that the story of his life is the story of workers’ struggles for freedom, his and all others the world over.”    —Raya Dunayevskaya, from the Afterword

Speaker: Bob McGuire, labor page editor of News & Letters, author of “Blacks in Alabama defeat Roy Moore and Donald Trump”

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