Black History—A. Phillip Randolph

A. Philip Randolph brought the gospel of trade unionism to millions of African American households. Randolph led a 10-year drive to organize the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters (BSCP) and served as the organization’s first president. Randolph directed the March on Washington movement to end employment discrimination in the defense industry and a national civil disobedience campaign to ban segregation in the armed forces. The nonviolent protest and mass action effort inspired the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s…

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https://aflcio.org/about/history/labor-history-people/asa-philip-randolph

Crash course video that includes a nice segment on the works of Mr. Randolph—-

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