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A. Philip Randolph; a life in the vanguard.


A. Philip Randolph; a life in the vanguard.

Kersten, Andrew E.

Rowman & Littlefield


169 pages



The African American history series


Kersten (history, U. of Wisconsin, Green Bay) presents a critical and analytical biography highlighting the significant influences and accomplishments of labor and civil rights leader A. Philip Randolph (1889-1979). A socialist and a radical, Randolph devoted his life to energizing the black masses into collective action, including organizing the all-black Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters and leading the March on Washington Movement during WWII. The text includes a chronology of Randolph's life and an extensive, detailed bibliography of primary sources. Illustrated with b&w photographs. Academic but accessible to the general reader.

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