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Baker, General Gordon
General Baker [videorecording]
[Dearborn, Mich.] : University of Michigan--Dearborn, Campus Media Services, c2007
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 Videos/2nd Flr  F574.D453 M67 2007 v.1    AVAILABLE
 Videos/2nd Flr  F574.D453 M67 2007 v.1 c.2  AVAILABLE
Subject Baker, General Gordon -- Interviews
Subject(s) African American radicals -- Michigan -- Detroit -- Biography
Civil rights workers -- Michigan -- Detroit -- Biography
Political activists -- Michigan -- Detroit -- Biography
African American labor leaders -- Michigan -- Detroit -- Biography
Subject League of Revolutionary Black Workers
Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement
Physical Description 1 videodisc (ca. 105 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Summary General Baker helped lead the struggle of African-American workers in Detroit in the late 1960s. He founded the Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement the day after he was fired from the Dodge Main plant for organizing a wildcat strike in 1968. Many other revolutionary union movements (RUMs) followed and sparked the founding of The League of Revolutionary Black Workers. Baker was banned from working at automobile factories for his role in the wildcat strikes but, under an assumed name, he worked at the Ford Rouge plant and served as Chairman of the Local 600 UAW. In 1974, he was instrumental in forming the Communist Labor Party and ticket, and ran on the Democratic Party ticket in 1978
Note - System Details DVD
Note Title from disc label
Recorded on March 29, 2007
Performer/Participant Interviewer: Kae Halonen
Series Motor City voices project
Alternate Author Halonen, Kae
University of Michigan--Dearborn. Campus Media Services

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