Now Playing – Master Hands

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Now Playing – Master Hands

This is dedicated to my grandfather and his fellow 1936-37 Flint Sit Down Strikers.

It is the first of four parts. It was made by GM in 1936 just months before the strike.

update: I don’t know what’s going on with youtube, but I haven’t been able to upload the other videos … I’ve tried several times since I’ve uploaded this one, and it times out every time … I will have to try it from another pc. :(

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  1. christine says

    I don’t know where to find it, but I would love to get it all.

    Hopefully the missing 5 minutes still exist and haven’t been destroyed. So much film from that era has been lost permanently.

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  2. DocHoops says

    Christine, I would like to email you w/ some questions re: PSU Protests. Please get back to me ASAP! Thanks!

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  1. […] A movie produced by General Motors in 1936 called Master Hands that Christine Barry posted to her blog provided the impetus for today’s Labor Day holiday post. She dedicates it to her grandfather and it’s likely that many of us in Michigan have some relative who took some part (for or against) in the tumultuous labor struggles. Below are several links about Michigan’s most famous strike, the Flint Sitdown Strike of 1936-37 at GM’s Fisher Body #1 plant in Flint. […]

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