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10,000 Black Men Named George (2002)

Union activist Asa Philip Randolph's efforts to organize the black porters of the Pullman Rail Company in 1920s America.

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A. Philip Randolph (as André Braugher)
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Milton Webster
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Ashley Totten
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Leon Frey
Carla Brothers ...
Lucille Randolph
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Barton Davis
Ellen Holly ...
Selena Frey
Ernestine Jackson ...
Mrs. Randolph
Ardon Bess ...
Daddy Moore
Ordena Stephens ...
Sandi Totten
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Desmond
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James Randolph (as Kedar)
Christopher Bondy ...
William Green (as Chris Bondy)
Neville Edwards ...
E.J. Daniels
Collette Micks ...
Mrs. Robbins
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Union activist Asa Philip Randolph's efforts to organize the black porters of the Pullman Rail Company in 1920s America.

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Rated R for language and brief nudity | See all certifications »
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24 February 2002 (USA)  »

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The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters (BCSP) was created August 25, 1925 as a union for Pullman porters and maids. While the script and storyline of this movie does not make reference to female membership directly, there are visual references to female voting membership in the meetings and especially in the voting lines, especially as depicted in the union/police confrontation scene towards the end of the movie. The BSCP was the first Afro-American labor organization to receive a charter (membership) in the American Federation of Labor (AFL), and continued to be an active member union of the AFL up to and including the 1955 merger of the AFL with the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) to form the AFL-CIO. See more »

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Title Card: On August 25th, 1937 the Pullman Company signed the first ever agreement between a union of black workers and a major American corporation. It was twelve years - to the day - of the founding of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters.
Title Card: For the next four decades Randolph carried forward his fight for equality. In 1963, commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, Randolph initiated the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. It was at that gathering ...
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This film is dedicated to all the men and women who were involved in the struggle to organize the Pullman porters. See more »

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Excellent
17 February 2003 | by (new york city) – See all my reviews

A very moving and thoughtful film. The script, direction and performances of Dutton and Brauher were exceptional. This is a part of history most people don't know much about and Townsand really pulled off an emotionally satisfying story. four stars


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