The new episode of my radio show on KPFA-FM features an interview with Peter Cole, author of “Dockworker Power: Race and Activism in Durban and the San Francisco Bay Area.” Professor Cole’s book focuses on the history of ILWU’s Local 10, the union well-know for many protests at the Port of Oakland and beyond, so we discuss strikes, automation, the anti-apartheid movement and much more. The first segment of this episode features a previously released podcast, so if you want to jump to the interview with Peter Cole, it starts around the 34:30 mark.
…and speaking of the waterfront history, I’m going to be leading a series of tours this spring and summer on the topic and here’s the fun part: the tours will be on a boat! That’s right, we’ll be cruising from the Emeryville marina out to Yerba Buena Island, up through the Oakland estuary and around Alameda. For more details and a link to tickets, click here: http://eastbayyesterday.com/journey-through-centuries-of-waterfront-history/