Revolutionary Left Radio
January 12th, 2020
Peter Cole is a
labor historian, professor, and author of “Ben
Fletcher: The Life and Times of a Black Wobbly” as well as
“Dockworker Power: Race and Activism in Durban and the San
Francisco Bay Area“. He joins Breht for the third time to
discuss the life of the greatest black revolutionary you’ve
probably never heard of: Ben Fletcher.
Check out our previous episodes with Peter
Dockworker Power: https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/dockworker-power-racial-justice-class-struggle-and-proletarian-internationalism
History of the IWW: https://revolutionaryleftradio.libsyn.com/iww
Outro Music: “Drop the Bomb” by YOTA: Youth of the Apocalypse Feat. MF DOOM (rest in peace, Doom!)
Peter Cole is a professor of history at Western Illinois University in Macomb and a research associate in the Society, Work and Development Institute at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. Cole is the author of the award-winning Dockworker Power: Race and Activism in Durban and the San Francisco Bay Area and Wobblies on the Waterfront: Interracial Unionism in Progressive-Era Philadelphia. He coedited Wobblies of the World: A Global History of the IWW. He is the founder and codirector of the Chicago Race Riot of 1919 Commemoration Project.