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Pullman Porters and the Rise of Protest Politics in Black America, 1925-1945 (John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Cult)

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Between World War I and World War II, African Americans' quest for civil rights took on a more aggressive character as a new group of black activists challenged the politics of civility traditionally embraced by old-guard leaders in favor of a more forceful protest strategy. Beth Tompkins Bates traces the rise of this new protest politics--which was grounded in making demands and backing them up with collective action--by focusing on the struggle of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters (BSCP) to form a union in Chicago, headquarters of the Pullman Company.

Bates shows how the BSCP overcame initial opposition from most of Chicago's black leaders by linking its union message with the broader social movement for racial equality. As members of BSCP protest networks mobilized the black community around the quest for manhood rights and economic freedom, they broke down resistance to organized labor even as they expanded the boundaries of citizenship to include equal economic opportunity. By the mid-1930s, BSCP protest networks gained platforms at the national level, fusing Brotherhood activities first with those of the National Negro Congress and later with the March on Washington Movement. Lessons learned during this era guided the next generation of activists, who carried the black freedom struggle forward after World War II.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807849293
Author:
Bates, Beth Tompkins
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Location:
Chapel Hill, NC
Subject:
History
Subject:
African American Studies - History
Subject:
Modern - 20th Century
Subject:
Discrimination in employment
Subject:
Race discrimination
Subject:
Labor - Unions
Subject:
Pullman porters
Subject:
African American labor union members
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor
Subject:
Labor & Industrial Relations - Unions
Subject:
Civil Rights
Subject:
Politics-Labor
Subject:
African American Studies-General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
The John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture
Series Volume:
TPS-00-1
Publication Date:
20010631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9.22x6.12x.72 in. .90 lbs.

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