Struggles in Steel: A Story of African-American Steelworkers

An examination of the 100-year struggle of African American steelworkers for equal rights in the mills.

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Premiere Date
February 2, 1998
Length
60 minutes
Funding Initiative
Open Call
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    1996 Prized Pieces Film & Video Competition, National Black Programming Consortium -Special Merit, Historical Documentary
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    1996 Black Maria Film & Video Festival -Juror's Citation
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    1998 Pittsburgh Center for the Arts -Anthony Buba, "Artist of the Year,"
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    1998 duPont Awards -Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award
  • Producer

    Anthony Buba

    Producer

    Raymond Henderson

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    The Film

    A moving and insightful examination of the 100-year struggle of African American steelworkers for equal rights in the mills. Combining archival footage and frank interviews with dozens of workers, Struggles in Steel: A Story of African-American Steelworkers paints an uncompromising picture of how one culture was hit especially hard by the industry's collapse.

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