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A. Philip Randolph and the Struggle for Civil Rights (New Black Studies)

This book is about Asa Philip Randolph
Explore the transformative journey of A. Philip Randolph, a pivotal figure in the fight for racial and economic justice, in "A. Philip Randolph and the Struggle for Civil Rights (New Black Studies)." Published on December 13, 2010, this insightful book delves into Randolph's influential role as a trade unionist and civil rights activist, whose strategies laid the groundwork for the civil rights movements of the 1950s and 1960s. Through detailed accounts of Randolph's efforts in organizing the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, his audacious plan to march on Washington in 1941, and his role in establishing the Fair Employment Practice Committee, author Cornelius L. Bynum captures the complexity of Randolph's advocacy. His approach not only challenged the racial status quo but also intertwined with broader progressive ideals of industrial reform. This book is an essential read for adult education groups seeking to understand the intricate connections between race, class, and social justice activism. It invites readers to reflect on how historical strategies can inform current social justice efforts.
Published by University of Illinois Press on December 13, 2010
244 pages
ISBN: 9780252077647
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