WHY ARE HUMAN BEINGS LIVING HERE?
WHY ARE HUMAN BEINGS LIVING HERE ?
CHICAGO, 1935 – the first national convention of the Women’s Economic Council of the famous African-American labor union, the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, led for decades by the remarkable Philip J. Randolph. His nimble political mind, and genius for large scale organizational leadership helped shape the BSCP into a force to be reckoned with re national issues of race that extended far beyond the union. Randolph delivered an ultimatum to the White House in the middle of WW II: either the US take immediate steps to integrate the nation’s armed forces, or he would call for a huge national protest to take up indefinite residence in the streets of the nation’s capitol. All too aware of the hundreds of thousands who could be on his doorstep virtually overnight, President Franklin D. Roosevelt literally begged Randolph not to…
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