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Title:
A. Philip Randolph
Author:
Hanley, Sally.
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Physical Description:
110 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Summary:
A biography of the civil rights activist who organized the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, which acted as a labor union for Pullman car porters.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781555466077
Format :
Book

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A biography of the civil rights activist who organized the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, which acted as a labor union for Pullman car porters.


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Gr. 5-9. Randolph, born in 1889 in Jacksonville, Florida, was taught by his parents not to bow to racial discrimination but to fight for his convictions. The author tells how Randolph's desire to be in the vanguard of the struggle for racial equality found opportunity in 1925 when he was asked to organize the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. The agreement reached with the Pullman company in 1937 was the first labor pact ever signed between a black union and a large U.S. corporation. While remembered as a labor leader, Randolph had unique significance as a civil-rights activist. His own political beliefs as a youth were influenced by Booker T. Washington and W. E. B. DuBois, and his pioneering tactics of nonviolent mass protest were a great inspiration to Martin Luther King, Jr. Hanley notes that it was during the historic march on Washington in 1963 that Randolph introduced King when he gave his famous ``I have a dream'' speech. Following the readable style generally used in the Black Americans of Achievement series, the text is liberally supplemented with black-and-white photographs. PW.