Mar 14, 2021
This is part 2 of our 2 part conversation with journalist, educator, author and activist Herb Boyd. In this part of the conversation we talk more about how Boyd and other politicized students used the 1967 Rebellion to launch Black Studies at Wayne State University, and develop it into a radical space for the political and cultural education of Black students living in Detroit and often working and organizing on campus, and in the automobile plants. We also ask Boyd several questions about the Revolutionary Union Movements (DRUM, ELRUM, FRUM CADRUM, UPRUM, etc) which came together under the umbrella of The League of Revolutionary Black Workers. We also talk about the importance of newspapers in the League’s analysis and organizing and some of the reasons that the League eventually splintered in different directions.