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A. Philip Randolph : for jobs & freedom

Author: Lynne ThigpenDante J JamesJuan WilliamsPaula F PfefferWilliam HarrisAll authors
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : California Newsreel, 1996, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Biography of the African American labor leader, journalist, and civil rights activist, A. Philip Randolph. Randolph won the first national labor agreement for a black union, The Sleeping Car porters. His threat of a protest march on Washington forced President Roosevelt to ban segregation in the federal government and defense industries at the onset of WWII and again he forced Truman to integrate the military.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Biographical television programs
Biography
History
Music
Named Person: A Philip Randolph; Franklin D Roosevelt; Harry S Truman; A Philip Randolph; Franklin D Roosevelt; Harry S Truman
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Lynne Thigpen; Dante J James; Juan Williams; Paula F Pfeffer; William Harris; John H Bracey; Nelson Lichtenstein; James Farmer; John Hope Franklin; Timuel D Black; John Lewis; WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.); California Newsreel (Firm)
OCLC Number: 34259125
Credits: Director, Dante J. James ; narrator, Lynne Thigpen ; editor, Catherine Shields ; music, Patrice Rushen ; photography, Michael Chin.
Cast: Paula F. Pfeffer, William Harris, John H. Bracey, Nelson Lichtenstein, John Hope Franklin, historians ; James Farmer (Congress of Racial Equality), Timuel D. Black (Negro American Labor Council), John Lewis (SNCC).
Description: 1 videocassette (87:10 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Contents: Music: Jesus is a rock in the weary land --
La Guiablesse: Entrance of Les Porteuse --
Night --
Let's all be Americans now --
On Jersey shore --
Get on board --
Now let me fly --
Pullman porter blues --
Hold the fort --
Mean low blues --
Happy days are here again --
Defense factory blues --
I'm so glad --
We shall overcome.
Other Titles: A. Philip Randolph : for jobs and freedom
For jobs and freedom
Responsibility: WETA-TV ; produced by Dante J. James ; written by Juan Williams, Dante J. James.

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Biography of the African American labor leader, journalist, and civil rights activist, A. Philip Randolph. Randolph won the first national labor agreement for a black union, The Sleeping Car porters. His threat of a protest march on Washington forced President Roosevelt to ban segregation in the federal government and defense industries at the onset of WWII and again he forced Truman to integrate the military. Finally with the 1963 March on Washington, Randolph succeeded in placing civil rights at the forefront of the nation's legislative agenda as he passed the torch to Martin Luther King, Jr. Includes music of the labor and civil rights movements.

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