Detroit (Paperback)

I Do Mind Dying: A Study in Urban Revolution

By Marvin Surkin, Dan Georgakas

Haymarket Books, 9781608462216, 254pp.

Publication Date: August 21, 2012

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Description

Detroit: I Do Mind Dying tracks the extraordinary development of the Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement and the League of Revolutionary Black Workers as they became two of the landmark political organizations of the 1960s and 1970s. It is widely heralded as one the most important books on the black liberation movement.

Marvin Surkin received his PhD in political science from New York University and is a specialist in comparative urban politics and social change. He worked at the center of the League of Revolutionary Black Workers in Detroit.

Dan Georgakas is a writer, historian, and activist with a long-time interest in social movements. He is the author of My Detroit, Growing up Greek and American in Motor City.




About the Author

*Marvin Surkin, PhD, Political Science, New York University, New York, NY is a specialist in comparative urban politics and social change. He conducts workshops on Workplace and Community Organizing, Urban Political Economy, and Urban Renewal in the U.S.A. and its Significance for Development in the Third World, and Comparative Urban Architecture.

Surkin worked at the center of League of Revolutionary Black workers in Detroit.

*Dan Georgakas is a writer, historian, and activist with a long-time interest in social movements. He co-edited Solidarity Forever: An Oral History of the IWW, Encyclopedia of the American Left, and The Immigrant Left in the United States. Dan Georgakas is a longtime editor of Cineaste magazine and has contributed to numerous film anthologies and other film journals. Dan Georgakas founded the Greek American Committee of the Modern Greek Studies Association and has contributed to numerous ethnic journals and newspapers. His memoir is My Detroit, Growing Up Greek and American in Motor City. He lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.