It’s Wednesday again Motown Writers Network! Tune in today on the Michigan Literary Network’s blogtalk radio show as Sylvia Hubbard interviews Michael Hamlin at 5:30pm. Michael Hamlin is the author of “A Black Revolutionary’s Life in Labor: Black Workers Power in Detroit.” Mr. Hamlin describes his role in the 1960’s and early 1970’s when black assembly line workers shut down Chrysler Detroit’s Dodge Main and Eldon Road auto plants to protest racial discrimination, safety violations and poor working conditions. The actions spawned a national revolutionary union movement built on black workers power.
Don’t miss Bill Anderson at 5:45pm as Sylvia talks with him about his book “The Glory Years of the Detroit Tigers.” As rich as the history of the Detroit Tigers has been, there have been few great books written on their history. The Glory Years of the Detroit Tigers: 1920-1950 deserves to join Richard Bak’s Cobb Would Have Caught It and The Detroit Tigers Reader by Tom Stanton among the best written on the subject.