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

By Cornelius L. Bynum

A. Philip Randolph's occupation 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 resembling Harlem within the Twenties and into the Nineteen Thirties, Randolph shaped an realizing of social justice that mirrored a deep knowledge of the way race advanced type issues, specially between black employees. studying Randolph's paintings in lobbying for the Brotherhood of dozing vehicle Porters, threatening to guide 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 happened inside a broader revolutionary application of business reform. Bynum interweaves biographical info with information on how Randolph progressively shifted his wondering race and sophistication, complete citizenship...

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A. Philip Randolph and the Struggle for Civil Rights CORNELIUS L. 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.

Although little start-up capital was seemingly necessary for such an enterprise, an important factor considering that James Randolph was “never able to accumulate any savings,” he never operated his business for more than a month or so at a time. Even with the in-kind payments of meat that he frequently received from the rural churches he served, Asa noted that his father lacked sufficient capital to stock his business properly. ” James Sr. also refused to keep the market open for longer periods because he was afraid of getting into debt beyond his ability to repay.

Moore, and Cyril Briggs helped to shape aspects of the Pan-African sentiment that emerged in Harlem in the 1920s. On occasion Randolph did indeed make special cases for or appeals to women, but these instances were not formative moments in his intellectual evolution. Rather, it was the language of manhood and masculinity that was prominent in Randolph’s thinking about and articulation of genuine social justice. My examination of Randolph engages many of the key themes outlined in several recent books on civil rights, citizenship, and African Americans and radical politics.

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