The Flint Sit-Down Strike Audio Presentation


To me this is something that they don't really get into too much today. But it could have been an awful nasty situation. And I've thought to, for instance, today how much violence there is, even when this people advocate or think they are doing something good, how much violence is involved. But, the thing that amazes me when I think about it.

Is this happened, and there was some, but it was caused by the authorities or the people in power. It wasn't caused by the dissident. And they didn't destroy the property. They stayed in that plant all that time and they didn't sabotage it. They didn't destroy it. Which today would probably happen.

Show Transcript Speaker: Joseph Skunda. Interviewed by U-M Flint Labor History Project. Date of interview: 3-3-1980. Edited by Michael Van Dyke.

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