A. Philip Randolph: For Jobs And Freedom

1 hour 26 minutes

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Examines the life of A. Philip Randolph, early civil-rights activist. His major successes include the unionization of Pullman porters in the 1920s, FDR's order to desegregate the defense industries and federal government during World War II, and Truman's order to integrate the armed forces. In 1963, he organized and led the march on Washington, D.C., where he symbolically passed the leadership to Martin Luther King, Jr. Comments by historians and participants, and photos of actual events.

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