Black Entertainment : 10,000 Men Named George

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    I'm watching the documentary called ''10,000 Men Named George''. Asa Philip Randolph tries to unionize the railway porters. First time see'n this movie... Have any1 seen it? If so, what's your input on it? Did you like it, hate it?
     
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    I've watched this over 10 times , what Philip Randolph was doing was big , it cost some poor blacks jobs
    but over all it's a good piece of history ............
     
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    10,000 Black Men Named George (2002)

    In the 1920s, the rights of American workers to join a labor union was still considered an open question, and African-Americans were routinely denied their civil and economic rights. So in 1925, when journalist and political activist Asa Philip Randolph and railway car porter Ashley Totten formed the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, it was a bold gesture which proved to have a major impact in both labor and race relations in America. 10,000 Black Men Named George is a made-for-cable feature which dramatizes the struggle of Randolph (played by Andre Braugher) and Totten (Mario Van Peebles) to organize railway porters -- a demanding and sometimes dangerous job which was held almost exclusively by black men, who were paid low wages for demanding hours -- against the staunch opposition of Barton Davis (Kenneth McGreggor), head of the Pullman railway company and a fierce opponent of both unionization and civil rights initiatives. 10,000 Black Men Named George (the title refers to the fact Pullman porters were often called "George" by white passengers, which was considered a racial slur) also features Charles S. Dutton as Milton Webster, a veteran porter who joined the fight to organize; Carla Brothers as Lucille Randolph, Asa's wife who would play a major role in the early years of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters; and Brock Peters as Leon Frey, an early member of the who would in time betray their cause. Directed by Robert Townsend
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    http://movies.nytimes.com/movie/261222/10-000-Black-Men-Named-George/overview
     
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    I've watch this about three time and every time it seem better and raise the awareness. Thanx sis.
     
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    Here's another documentary on the Pullman Porters.

    "Miles of Smiles: Years of Struggle"





    http://newsreel.org/video/MILES-OF-SMILES-YEARS-OF-STRUGGLE


    Miles of Smiles chronicles the organizing of the first black trade union - the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. This inspiring story of the Pullman porters provides one of the few accounts of African American working life between the Civil War and World War II.

    Miles of Smiles describes the harsh discrimination which lay behind the porters' smiling service. Narrator Rosina Tucker, a 100 year old union organizer and porter's widow, describes how after a 12 year struggle led by A. Philip Randolph, the porters won the first contract ever negotiated with black workers. Miles of Smiles both recovers an important chapter in the emergence of black America and reveals a key source of the Civil Rights movement.
     
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    Chicago's A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum Presents HONORING THE BROTHERHOOD This Weekend

    Today, August 24th and Sunday Aug 25, 2013, the A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum will host a series of events appropriately titled, "Honoring The Brotherhood." The events are a celebration of two historically significant dates in American history; the Founding Anniversary of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters (AKA) Pullman Porters, and the 50th Anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington. The August 25th event includes a precursor celebration to the actual August 28 anniversary date.

    ....In August of 1925, A. Philip Randolph founded the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters the first black labor union in America to be chartered, under the AFL and, the first to win a collective bargaining agreement, with a major US corporation-And of course the 50th Anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington which needs no explanation....

    ....It is a little known fact that it was A. Philip Randolph who conceived the idea of the 1963 March on Washington, a vision and a plan he created for a March on Washington in 1941, which was organized to protest against discrimination in the defense industries. That effort resulted in President Franklin D. Roosevelt signing Executive Order 8802- barring discrimination in defense industries and resulted in the creation of the Fair Employment Act. As a result of those actions, Randolph called off his proposed march. In 1963, Randolph unwrapped that plan and began assembling an organizing committee. Randolph paired his strategy with the organizing genius of Bayard Rustin, and the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters as the initial foot soldiers and as the saying goes, the rest is history.

    Read more about Chicago's A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum Presents HONORING THE BROTHERHOOD This Weekend - BWWVisual ArtsWorld by www.broadwayworld.com
     
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    Oldest living Pullman porter dies at 102
    Friday, March 08, 2013​

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    March 8, 2013 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- The oldest living Pullman porter has died at the age of 102.


    His family says Linus Scott died Wednesday in Gary.

    Scott was a Pullman porter from 1941 to 1979. In the booming era of railroads, African American men were recruited for jobs as attendants on the Pullman sleeping cars.

    For $68 a month, plus tips, Scott made beds and waited on passengers.

    His family says during his working years and after he always had a smile.

    (Copyright ©2013 WLS-TV/DT. All Rights Reserved.)
    http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=9020938
     
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