Struggles in steel : a story of African-American steelworkers

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Summary

  • Documents the history of discrimination against black workers and their struggle for equality on the job. A collaboration between black steelworker Ray Henderson and his high school buddy, independent filmmaker, Tony Buba. Together they interviewed more than 70 retired black steelworkers who tell of struggles with the company, the union and white co-workers to break out of the black "job ghetto" of the most dangerous, dirty and low paid jobs.

Notes

  • Documentary.
  • "A film from California Newsreel."
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1996.
  • DVD-R (might not be compatible with all players); NTSC; full screen presentation.
  • Closed-captioned.
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