A. Philip Randolph: The Religious Journey of an African American Labor Leader
Cynthia TaylorISBN: 0814782876;
Book Description "Finally we have a book that seriously examines the religious views of one of the most important figures in modern American history as well as the black freedom struggle." ?Clarence Taylor, author of Black Religious Intellectuals: The Fight for Equality from Jim Crow to the Twenty-first Century A. Philip Randolph, founder of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, was one of the most effective black trade unionists in America. Once known as "the most dangerous black man in America," he was a radical journalist, a labor leader, and a pioneer of civil rights strategies. His protege Bayard Rustin noted that, "With the exception of W.E.B. Du Bois, he was probably the greatest civil rights leader of the twentieth century until Martin Luther King." Scholarship has traditionally portrayed Randolph as an atheist and anti-religious, his connections to African American religion either ignored or misrepresented. Taylor places Randolph...
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