Punching In -
July 19, 2012
[Original Airdate: February 2008] In the 1980s, major manufacturers began decreasing operations in Milwaukee, eliminating many of the best-paying blue collar jobs for African Americans at a time of rapid economic change. The devastating impact from the loss of manufacturing jobs is examined, including unemployment rate increases and a waning black middle class. The documentary was created by Patricia Diggs and produced by MPTV's Liddie Collins. Co-producers are Ivory Abena Black, Faithe Colas and Patricia Diggs, publishers of the 2005 book, "Bronzeville: A Milwaukee Lifestyle".