A. Philip Randolph : for jobs & freedom / WETA-TV ; produced by Dante J. James ; written by Juan Williams, Dante J. James.

Video/Projected medium
San Francisco, CA : California Newsreel, 1996, ©1995.
1 videocassette (87:10 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 1/2 in.


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Summary note
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 later 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.
Creation/​Production credits
Director, Dante J. James ; narrator, Lynne Thigpen ; editor, Catherine Shields ; music, Patrice Rushen ; photography, Michael Chin.
System details
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).
  • 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 title(s)
For jobs and freedom
Title on cassette label
  • A. Philip Randolph : for jobs and freedom
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