Monday, September 28, 2009

Singing with the Sit-Down Strikers

A video on the Flint Sit-Down Strike featuring Dan Hall singing a strikers song written by David O. Norris.


  1. Thanks for the wonderful post. My parents are thanked at the end of the song: Dolores and Bill Perkins.
    Dolores worked with Dave at WKMF in the 70's.
    The song is a powerful memorial to the people who were so brave in that long ago time. Where would we all be without their courage?

  2. Thanks so much for the post. Both of my grandfathers were in the sitdown strike and, of course, the stories were the stuff of considerable family lore (as was the case for many other families, especially those who, in the long run, benefited by the strike).

    Thanks again.

    Steve Vivian

  3. Is there any way to find out if someone worked at that plant during the strike? I think I have a relative that did, but I don't have any proof.


Thanks for commenting. I moderate comments, so it may take a while for your comment to appear. You might enjoy my book about Flint called "Teardown: Memoir of a Vanishing City," a Michigan Notable Book for 2014 and a finalist for the 33rd Annual Northern California Book Award for Creative NonFiction. Filmmaker Michael Moore described Teardown as "a brilliant chronicle of the Mad Maxization of a once-great American city." More information about Teardown is available at