ERIC Number: ED235048
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
With Babies and Banners: Illustrated Historical Booklet.
Goldfarb, Lyn; Gray, Lorraine
Background reading materials are provided in this booklet developed to be used in conjunction with the award winning color documentary film "With Babies and Banners." The film records the role that the women of Flint, Michigan, played in the great General Motors sit-down strike of 1937. The readings are suitable for college audiences and for secondary-level students who want a more in-depth historical treatment of how women built the labor movement in the United States. The booklet is well illustrated with black and white photographs. The introductory chapter introduces and describes the 16mm documentary. Chapters 2-4 discuss the historial background of the sit-down, examining how the working women and the wives, mothers, sisters, and sweethearts of the striking auto workers, joined together as the Women's Emergency Brigade and became the spearhead of the 44-day-long battle in which the strikers emerged triumphant, catapulting the new United Auto Workers to national prominence. The concluding chapter examines conditions facing women working today. (RM)
Descriptors: Civics, Documentaries, Economics Education, Educational Television, Employed Women, Females, Feminism, Higher Education, Labor Problems, Mothers, Political Science, Secondary Education, Sex Role, Spouses, Strikes, Unions, United States History, Womens Studies
Educational TV and Film Center, 1747 Connecticut Avenue, Washington, DC 20009 ($6.00, $4.00 each for five or more).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Michigan Council for the Humanities, East Lansing.
Authoring Institution: Educational TV and Film Center, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Automobile Workers; General Motors Corporation; Labor Studies; United Auto Workers
Note: Prepared by the Hidden from History Program. For a related document, see SO 014 017. Additional funding came from the Windom Fund, District of Columbia Community Humanities Council. Photographs may not reproduce clearly in microfiche. Use of accompanying film is free when teachers purchase a packet of booklets and fill out an evaluation questionnaire.