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From Slavery to Freedom Film Series - A. Philip Randolph: For Jobs and Freedom

  • November 09, 2016 - November 09, 2016
  • Venue: Carnegie Library of Homewood
  • Address: 7101 Hamilton Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15208
  • Times: 5:30 PM
  • Admission: FREE
  • 412-731-3080

Join us for a screening of the film “A. Philip Randolph: For Jobs and Freedom.” The film traces Randolph’s early years amid the fervor of the Harlem Renaissance where he encountered socialism, became a renowned soapbox orator, and, with Chandler Owen, founded the radical magazine “The Messenger.” In response to the race riots of 1919, Randolph and Owen formed the National Association for the Promotion of Labor Unionism Among Negroes. Soon a group of Pullman car workers asked Randolph to help them organize the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. The film revisits the group’s bitter 12-year battle with the notorious Pullman Company, which tried repeatedly to destroy the union using spies and firings. This public program will be held at the Homewood Library Auditorium, 7101 Hamilton Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15208. The History Center’s From Slavery to Freedom Film Series is sponsored by Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

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