A. Philip Randolph A Life in the Vanguard

ISBN-10: 0742548988
ISBN-13: 9780742548985
Edition: 2007
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Book details

List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/21/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 184
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Before the emergence of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., there were several key leaders who fought for civil rights in the United States. Among them was A. Philip Randolph, who perhaps best embodied the hopes, ideals, and aspirations of black Americans. In this concise and engaging new book, historian Andrew Kersten explores Randolph's influences and accomplishments as both a labor and civil rights leader.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Chronology
From Preacher Son to Socialist Radical: Randolph's Formative Years in Florida and New York City
A Union Revolution: The Creation of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters
When Negroes Don't March: A. Philip Randolph and the Power of Protest Politics during World War II
Unfinished Business: Randolph's Civil Rights Struggles during the Cold War
The 1963 March on Washington: Randolph's Finest Hour
Afterword
Note on Sources
Bibliography of Primary Sources
Index
About the Author

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