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By Cornelius L. Bynum

A. Philip Randolph's occupation as a exchange unionist and civil rights activist essentially formed the process black protest within the mid-twentieth century. status along W. E. B. Du Bois, Marcus Garvey, and others on the heart of the cultural renaissance and political radicalism that formed groups resembling Harlem within the Nineteen Twenties and into the Thirties, Randolph formed an realizing of social justice that mirrored a deep expertise of the way race complex type issues, in particular between black employees. interpreting Randolph's paintings in lobbying for the Brotherhood of snoozing motor vehicle Porters, threatening to steer a march on Washington in 1941, and setting up the reasonable Employment perform Committee, Cornelius L. Bynum exhibits that Randolph's push for African American equality came about inside of a broader revolutionary software of business reform. Bynum interweaves biographical info with info on how Randolph progressively shifted his considering race and sophistication, complete citizenship...

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This understanding complemented other values that James and Elizabeth Randolph set out to teach their children. ” The most “basic reason” for their essential integrity, he reasoned, was the lack of emphasis his parents placed on material things, “including money,” as a measure of wealth. Although like all children they enjoyed toys and other gifts, Asa and his brother learned to value character more. A great admirer of the disciple Paul, James Randolph stressed how Paul met challenges with courage and fortitude and always finished his course; as a man of strong racial convictions, James Sr.

Moore. Each of these collections contains extensive correspondence on socialism and radical politics, labor organization, and civil rights as well as organizational records and copies of speeches, editorials, and press releases the three men wrote addressing all manner of questions on race, racial discrimination, and African Americans’ fight for full citizenship. Together they paint a detailed picture of Randolph’s intellectual life, especially in the 1920s and 1930s, as well as his various organizing and protest activities.

BYNUM UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS PRESS Urbana, Chicago, and Springfield � 2010 by the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois All rights reserved Manufactured in the United States of America 1 2 3 4 5 c p 5 4 3 2 1 This book is printed on acid-free paper. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Bynum, Cornelius L. A. Philip Randolph and the struggle for civil rights / Cornelius L. Bynum. p. cm. — (New Black studies series) Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 978-0-252-03575-3 (cloth : alk.

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