Workers' Revolts of the 1970s
Against The Current vol. 152

Downs, Steve
Date Written:  2011-05-01
Publisher:  Against The Current
Year Published:  2011
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX13778

In my world as a teenager becoming politically aware in Detroit in the late 1960s and early 1970s, the issues that mattered most were the war in Vietnam and race relations at my school. The events that shaped my high school years included fights between Black and white students, watching the families of white friends leave the city for Ferndale and Oak Park, the racially charged mayoral race in 1969, the election of the city’s first Black mayor in 1973, and my own increasing involvement in the movement to end the war in Southeast Asia.

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