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Labor Unions
  1. U.S. Labor Unions in the 1940s
  2. U.S. Unions in the Cold War
  3. Public worker unions in the United States
  4. Decline in Strike Activity in the US
  5. Union Membership Across the United States
  6. Right-to-Work Laws
  7. Types of Unions in the United States
  8. The AFL-CIO
  9. Labor Contracts in the United States
  10. Strikes in the United States
  11. What Happens During a Strike
  12. Long Strikes and Violence
  13. The 1964 Civil Rights Act
  14. Union Campaign Contributions and Political Influence
  15. Unions and Politics
  16. U.S. Unions in the 90s and Today
  17. Important U.S. Labor Leaders: George Meany
  18. Important U.S. Labor Leaders: John L. Lewis
  19. Important U.S. Labor Leaders: Walter Reuther
  20. Important U.S. Labor Leaders: A. Philip Randolph
  21. Important U.S. Labor Leaders: Jimmy Hoffa
  22. Important U.S. Labor Leaders: Caesar Chavez
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The March on Washington was organized by Randolph in 1963.
Photo from Photo by Richard L. Copley.
Important U.S. Labor Leaders: A. Philip Randolph
A. Phillip Randolph served as president of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters (BSCP). During the years when the railroads were the main form of long-distance transportation in the U.S. almost all the porters were African-American men. He was a strong civil rights activist and leader in the fight for economic justice for African- Americans. He organized the 250,000 -man March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963. As a participant in this mass protest, Dr. Martin Luther King made his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. The Civil Rights Act was signed the following year.
Special Terms: African American  |  Martin Luther King, Jr.  |  economic justice  |  March on Washington

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