Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters: C. L. Dellums and the by Robert L Allen

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By Robert L Allen

The Brotherhood of sound asleep automobile Porters created a sea of swap in labour and race family members within the US. For the 1st time in US historical past, a black labour union performed a principal position in shaping hard work and civil rights coverage. in response to interviews and archival study, this new booklet tells the tale of the union and its charismatic chief C.L. Dellums, ranging from the BSCP's origins because the first nationwide union of black staff in 1925. In 1937, the BSCP made historical past whilst it pressured one of many greatest US organizations - the Pullman corporation - to acknowledge and negotiate a freelance with a black employees' union. C. L. Dellums used to be a number one civil rights activist in addition to a hard work chief. In 1948, he was once selected to be the 1st West Coast nearby Director of the NAACP. This publication is an inspiring testomony to either him and the unions transformative influence on US society.

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