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The Resource The freedom train, by Kingberry Productions in Association with WDIV-TV, (electronic resource)

The freedom train, by Kingberry Productions in Association with WDIV-TV, (electronic resource)

Label
The freedom train
Title
The freedom train
Statement of responsibility
by Kingberry Productions in Association with WDIV-TV
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The National Negro Labor Council, formed in 1951, was a forerunner of the civil rights movement that followed in the 60s. It grew out of the auto factories of Detroit, the packinghouses of Chicago and the sweat of black laborers across the country. Its mission was to advance blacks in the workplace and eliminate racism inside the unions. During the red scare of the 50s this was considered a radical agenda and the NNLC came under the scrutiny of the House Un-American Activities Committee. Little has been written about the NNLC and its history can only be found in the collective memory of the surviving members. In this film they recall their first convention for which it was difficult to find a Cincinnati hotel that would house them. At that convention it was decided to fight for black women in the work force as well as men, and to open up jobs currently barred from black workers. Paul Robeson's presence inspired the members. During the course of the next years, the NNLC organized a boycott of Sears, petitioned Truman in behalf of an effective fair employment act, and put pressure on union officials to put blacks on their boards. Although the Council was ultimately disbanded due to pressure from HUAC, its efforts were not in vain. Ten thousand people got jobs as a result of its activities and the torch was passed on to the 60 s activists
Additional physical form
Previously released as DVD.
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
For High School; College; Adult audiences
Language note
This edition in English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kingberry Productions
  • WDIV-TV (Television station : Detroit, Mich.)
Runtime
30
Series statement
Black studies in video
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • National Negro Labor Council (U.S.)
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights
Target audience
general
Label
The freedom train, by Kingberry Productions in Association with WDIV-TV, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?BLST;1641330
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1641330/blsv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (30 min.).
Form of item
online
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) ASP1641330/bls
  • (OCoLC)780747927
Video recording format
other
Label
The freedom train, by Kingberry Productions in Association with WDIV-TV, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?BLST;1641330
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1641330/blsv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (30 min.).
Form of item
online
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) ASP1641330/bls
  • (OCoLC)780747927
Video recording format
other

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