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Today in Labor History - April -- A. Philip Randolph, organizer of the African-American Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters was born, American Federation of Teachers was founded

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The International Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters and Maids was the first African American labor union chartered by the American Federation of Labor (AFL). Pullman porters, dissatisfied with their treatment by the Chicago-based Pullman Company, sought the assistance of A. Philip Randolph and oth...The International Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters and Maids was the first African American labor union chartered by the American Federation of Labor (AFL). Pullman porters, dissatisfied wit...
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The International Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters and Maids was the first African American labor union chartered by the American Federation of Labor (AFL). Pullman porters, dissatisfied with their treatment by the Chicago-based Pullman Company, sought the assistance of A. Philip Randolph and oth...The International Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters and Maids was the first African American labor union chartered by the American Federation of Labor (AFL). Pullman porters, dissatisfied wit...

The International Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters and Maids was the first African American labor union chartered by the American Federation of Labor (AFL). Pullman porters, dissatisfied with their treatment by the Chicago-based Pullman Company, sought the assistance of A. Philip Randolph and oth...The International Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters and Maids was the first African American labor union chartered by the American Federation of Labor (AFL). Pullman porters, dissatisfied…
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A newsboy sells The Chicago Defender, a weekly newspaper founded in 1905 by Robert S. It was primarily for African-American readers and has been.

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Claude McKay was a key figure in the Harlem Renaissance. He wrote many books and poems that challenged white authority in America, and were generally tales of black life in both Jamaica and America.

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The Dawn! The Dawn! The crimson-tinted, comes Out of the low still skies, over the hills, Manhattan’s roofs and spires and cheerless domes! Claude McKay, Dawn in New York

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National Urban League Headquarters at 55 E52 St. Whitney Young Jr Executive National Urban League Headquarters at 55 E52 St. [Whitney Young Jr. Executive Director National Urban League Civil Rights leader speaking at news interview on controversial issue of school decentralization. September 20, 1969,]

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Once the Knights of Labor was disbanded, another labor organization was formed out of them called the American Federation of Labor. This was the largest union grouping in the United States for the first half of the century.

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The history of labor unions in America is interesting and controversial. Read about the milestone achievements of top 3 historical US unions.

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The American Federation of Labor union label, circa 1900.

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FDR is also well known for being the only president that was physically disabled. He was paralyzed from the waist down and confined to a wheel-chair for most of his adult life. This was a fact he hid from the People, so not to appear weak. Many believe his disability was due to Polio, but medical scientists now are uncertain if this was the cause. Polio is typically a disease one has in their childhood.

Franklin D. Roosevelt Remembered for his fireside chats during his presidency, FDR used his speaking ability and friendly voice to gain confidence and trust from citizens. His voice is trustworthy and convincing.

Hubert Harrison is one of the truly important figures of 20th-century history. A brilliant writer, orator, educator, critic and activist.

Hubert Harrison is one of the truly important figures of history. A brilliant writer, orator, educator, critic and activist.

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Music and entertainment: Was popular at parties and at the movies in the 1920` s. "There was music from my neighbor`s house through the summer nights. In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars." Gatsby`s parties were filled with music to keep his guests entertained.....Nick Carraway "The Great Gatsby" Pg43

Music and entertainment: Was popular at parties and at the movies in the 1920` s. "There was music from my neighbor`s house through the summer nights. In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars." Gatsby`s parties were filled with music to keep his guests entertained.....Nick Carraway "The Great Gatsby" Pg43

W.E.B. Du Bois...First African American to earn a doctorate degree (Ph.D.) from Harvard University 1895.

Du Bois William Edward Burghardt "W." Du Bois was an American sociologist, historian, civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, author and editor.

American blues singer Gladys Bentley (1907 - 1960) poses with bandleader Willie Bryant (1908 - 1964) outside the Apollo Theater

American blues singer Gladys Bentley - poses with bandleader Willie Bryant - outside the Apollo Theater where posters advertise a performance by Bryant & his band, New York, New York, April (Photo by Frank Driggs Collection/Getty IMages) (Harlem

New on IAAM CFH: African American Genealogy: Rev. Ulysses S. Rice, University, Minister, Principal, The Dial, Mason

New on IAAM CFH: African American Genealogy: Rev. Ulysses S. Rice, University, Minister, Principal, The Dial, Mason

The American Federation of Labor. Let the U.S know of the increase in unemployment.

The Knights of Labor (K of L), officially Noble and Holy Order of the Knights of Labor, was the largest and one of the most important American labor organizations of the Its most important leader was Terence V.

This is an excellent illustration of Du Bois' concepts of the veil and double consciousness.  Through Lt. Davis' account of his squadron, it is clear that the the pilots were fully aware of themselves as proud Americans serving their country, but with a simultaneous awareness of being treated differently as African-Americans.

The Tuskegee Airmen were dedicated, determined young men who volunteered to become the first black military airmen during World War II. I was lucky enough to hear two of them speak at the local VFW.

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