A. Philip Randolph : the religious journey of an African American labor leader / Cynthia Taylor.

Author
Taylor, Cynthia, 1954- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
New York : New York University Press, ©2006.
Description
xii, 291 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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"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." "Scholarship has traditionally portrayed Randolph as an atheist and anti-religious, his connections to African American religion either ignored or misrepresented. Taylor places Randolph within the context of American religious history and uncovers his complex relationship to African American religion. Rather than arguing that Randolph was a deeply religious man, she contends that a more nuanced view of his connections to theology, his use of religion as an organizing tool, and his complex relationships with organized religious communities provides a fuller picture of the man and his activism."--BOOK JACKET.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. 227-272) and index.
Contents
  • One of the sons of African Methodism
  • The Messenger : a forum for liberal religion
  • The Brotherhood : religion for the working class
  • The 1940s march on Washington Movement : experiments in prayer protests, liberation and Black theology, and Gandhian Satyagraha
  • The miracle of Montgomery
  • Epilogue: the old gentleman.
ISBN
  • 0814782876 ((alk. paper))
  • 9780814782873 ((alk. paper))
LCCN
2005010772
OCLC
59712472
International Article Number
  • 9780814782873
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