Hamlin, Michael Charles
- Existence: 1935
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract An author of poetry and non-fiction, Dan Georgakas’ publications include the book: Detroit: I Do Mind Dying: A Study in Urban Revolution. Mr. Georgakas’ papers represent research collected for Detroit: I Do Mind Dying, documenting the activities of Detroit African American radical groups in the 1960’s and 1970’s.
Dates: 1958 - 1980
Abstract The Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement was formed in May, 1968 at the Chrysler Dodge Main Plant in Hamtramck, Michigan. Among those active in its founding were General Baker, Mike Hamlin, John Watson, Ron March, Luke S. Tripp, Jr., Kenneth Cockrel, John Williams and Charles J. Wooten.The collection has multiple parts. Part one primarily covers the Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement (DRUM) and the League of Revolutionary Black Workers (LRBW). Part two primarily covers the Communist...
Dates: 1968 - 1976; Majority of material found within 1970 - 1974
Abstract Michael Charles Hamlin was born Oct 17, 1935. He graduated from Ecorse High School and attended the University of Michigan on a scholarship. He enlisted in the Marines, working as a firearms instructor until he was discharged in 1960. He worked as a delivery truck driver for the Detroit News, where he met Kenneth Cockrel and John Watson. He later worked for Wayne State University’s newspaper, “South End.” Mike Hamlin was active in political groups such as the Black Workers Conference. He was a...
Dates: 1968 - 1973