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Ben Lee comments on employment in Chinatown garment industry

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Title:
Ben Lee comments on employment in Chinatown garment industry
Description:
This clip is an excerpt from the film "From Spikes to Spindles" with Ben Lee, ILGWU representative (International Ladies Garment Workers' Union), on the reasons why Chinese American women are working in garment factories in New York City. There are 300 garment factories in the Chinatown area providing the largest single source of employment in the area. Overall this program is a Say Brother presentation of From Spikes to Spindles, a 1975 film about the struggle of Chinese immigrants in major urban areas in the United States to adapt socially and economically, as well as to gain responsiveness to their needs as citizens. Program includes an excerpt from a previously aired interview with May Ling Tong (Director of the Chinese American Civic Association) from Program 708 ("Dismissing Some Myths About Chinese Americans") and the "Community Calendar." Produced by Barbara Barrow. Directed by Conrad White.
Producer:
Barrow-Murray, Barbara
Creator:
Moore, Melvin
Director:
White, Conrad
Researcher:
Yang, Eileen
Contributor:
Smith, Kathy
Contributor:
Devitt, Doug
Contributor:
Kane, Pat
Contributor:
Hill, Rebecca
Contributor:
Cronin, Mary
Contributor:
Sullivan, John L.
Contributor:
Cross, June
Contributor:
Wareham, Skip
Contributor:
Rivera, George
Contributor:
Buccheri, Ron
Contributor:
Bordett, Bruce
Contributor:
Demers, Leo
Contributor:
Hudson, Harvey
Contributor:
Holden, Dick
Contributor:
Handyside, Keith
Date:
October 21, 1977
Format:
Film/Video
Location:
WGBH
Collection (local):
WGBH Open Vault
Series:
Say Brother
Subjects:
Chinese Americans
Civil rights
Clothing trade
Immigrants--Chinese--United States
Segregation
Tong, May Ling
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Publisher:
WGBH Educational Foundation
Identifier:
V_1DCCA1F4DD8B49D19313EB832947F2BE