A. Philip Randolph and the Struggle for Civil Rights by Cornelius L. Bynum

By Cornelius L. Bynum

A. Philip Randolph's profession as a alternate 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 middle of the cultural renaissance and political radicalism that formed groups corresponding to Harlem within the Twenties and into the Nineteen Thirties, Randolph formed an realizing of social justice that mirrored a deep knowledge of the way race complex category issues, specially between black workers. reading Randolph's paintings in lobbying for the Brotherhood of snoozing motor vehicle Porters, threatening to steer a march on Washington in 1941, and constructing the reasonable Employment perform Committee, Cornelius L. Bynum indicates that Randolph's push for African American equality came about inside of a broader innovative application of business reform. Bynum interweaves biographical info with information on how Randolph steadily shifted his considering race and sophistication, complete citizenship...

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Where Class Consciousness Falls Short: Randolph and the Brotherhood’s Standing in the House of Labor 9. Marching Toward Fair Employment: Randolph, the Race/Class Connection, and the March on Washington Movement Epilogue: A. Philip Randolph’s Reconciliation of Race and Class in African American Protest Politics Notes Bibliography Index Illustrations follow page Acknowledgments I would have never completed this project without the assistance, guidance, and support of several different people. The dissertation that yielded this book was directed with great patience by Olivier Zunz, Commonwealth Professor of History at the University of Virginia.

Paper) 1. Randolph, A. Philip (Asa Philip), 1889–1979. 2. Civil rights workers—United States—Biography. 3. Civil rights movements—United States—History—20th century. 4. African Americans—Civil rights—History—20th century. 5. United States—Race relations. I. Title. 092—dc22 2010024822 [B] Contents Acknowledgments Introduction Part 1. Building Black Identity at the Turn of the Century 1. A. Philip Randolph, Racial Identity, and Family Relations: Tracing the Development of a Racial Self-Concept 2.

Together chapters 1 and 2 analyze key factors that helped to shape Randolph’s early racial identity. Both his early home life and his upbringing in the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Jacksonville, Florida, shaped basic aspects of his personality, character, and worldview. It is critical to understand their formative influences to appreciate fully Randolph’s subsequent contributions to the civil rights and labor movements. Specifically, chapter 1 examines the direct impact each member of Randolph’s immediate family had on his early race consciousness and underscores the predominant influence his family had on his sense of himself and his place in the world.

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