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10,000 Black Men Named George (2002)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  24 February 2002 (USA)
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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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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
Kenneth McGregor ...
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
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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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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!! A must see!
5 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is about history. Anyone who is interested in African American History or US History in general must see this movie. This movie shows things that we don't learn in our school system or in black history in general. I stumbled upon this movie at the video store looking for a movie to rent. For me it adds to the fight that African Americans have had to go through in the United States. Everything we have has been fought for. Nothing has come easy. All African Americans need to know about the Porters Union - the Brotherhood. This knowledge invigorates and empowers me. I am learning all I can about my history, because no one else is going to teach me. I then have to teach my kids. Thank you for making this movie.


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