A. Philip Randolph : for jobs & freedom

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Summary

  • Biography of the African American labor leader, journalist, and civil rights activist, A. Philip Randolph. Randolph won the first national labor agreement for a black union, The Sleeping Car porters. His threat of a protest march on Washington forced President Roosevelt to ban segregation in the federal government and defense industries at the onset of WWII and again he forced Truman to integrate the military. Finally with the 1963 March on Washington, Randolph succeeded in placing civil rights at the forefront of the nation's legislative agenda as he passed the torch to Martin Luther King, Jr. Includes music of the labor and civil rights movements.

Notes

  • DVD.

Contents

  • Music: Jesus is a rock in the weary land -- La Guiablesse: Entrance of Les Porteuse -- Night -- Let's all be Americans now -- On Jersey shore -- Get on board -- Now let me fly -- Pullman porter blues -- Hold the fort -- Mean low blues -- Happy days are here again -- Defense factory blues -- I'm so glad -- We shall overcome
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