Indignant Heart: A Black Worker’s Journal

by Charles Denby

Autobiography of the Black worker-editor of News & Letters. This expanded edition includes “In Memoriam” to Charles Denby by Raya Dunayevskaya and an introduction by William H. Harris.

“As literature, as a historical document, and as a political document, Indignant Heart is a classic….A few themes shine out from the book….Perhaps most fundamental is his belief in the power of self-initiated and self-directed action….Second, he opposes the idea that there is ‘no Black question outside the class question.’ This argument is used to keep Black struggles under the control of the trade union officialdom. A third theme is the development of workers’ activities independent of the union officialdom.”
—Jeremy Brecher, In These Times

“The 75 years of Charles Denby’s life are so full of class struggles, Black revolts, freedom movements that they illuminate not only the present but cast a light even on the future….[T]he genius of Charles Denby lies in the fact that the story of his life—Indignant Heart: A Black Worker’s Journal—is the story of workers’ struggles for freedom, his and all others the world over.”
—Raya Dunayevskaya, from the Afterword

303 pages. $22.00

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