On Thursday, October 16th, 2014, the DSC’s Executive Director Carleton S. Gholz chaired a panel on Music and Labor at the North American Labor History Conference held at Wayne State University’s McGregor Conference Center in Detroit’s Cass Corridor. The panel featured Paul Schauert (Oakland University / D.I.M.E), Marsha Music (Detroit), Lester Spence (John Hopkins University), and, the respondent, M. L. Liebler (WSU).
The panel’s abstract read:
Radical historians like Robin D. G. Kelley have explored the history of music making and how it intertwines with labor history. That said, this work has dwelled mostly on New York and the coasts. This panel will explore issues related to thinking historically about labor and music in Detroit.
You can hear the entire panel below: