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For Jobs and Freedom

Selected Speeches and Writings of A. Philip Randolph

Andrew E. Kersten (editor) David Lucander (editor)

ISBN: 9781625341167

Publication Date: Dec 2014

Format: Paperback

Offers the best available presentation of A. Philip Randolph’s ideas and arguments in his own words through files of libraries, manuscript collections and newspapers, selecting more than seventy published and unpublished pieces that shed light on Randolph’s most significant activities.
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As the head of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters and a tireless advocate for civil rights, A. Philip Randolph (1889–1979) served as a bridge between African Americans and the labor movement. During a public career that spanned more than five decades, he was a leading voice in the struggle for black freedom and social justice, and his powerful words inspired others to join him.

This volume documents Randolph’s life and work through his own writings. The editors have combed through the files of libraries, manuscript collections, and newspapers, selecting more than seventy published and unpublished pieces that shed light on Randolph’s most significant activities. The book is organized thematically around his major interests—dismantling workplace inequality, expanding civil rights, confronting racial segregation, and building international coalitions. The editors provide a detailed biographical essay that helps to situate the speeches and writings collected in the book. In the absence of an autobiography, this volume offers the best available presentation of Randolph’s ideas and arguments in his own words.
Illustrations 12 illustrations
Pages 392
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 Dec 2014
Publisher University of Massachusetts Press
Subject/s Anthologies (non-poetry)   Black & Asian studies   Sociology: work & labour   Civil rights & citizenship  
Andrew E. Kersten is dean of the College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences at the University of Idaho.

David Lucander is assistant professor of Pluralism and Diversity at Rockland Community College.

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